MAYNARD SCHMIDT NAMED DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND RECRUITMENT
Joined SUNY Orange Staff in August 2012; Has Served in Interim Director’s Capacity Since January
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Following six months of managing SUNY Orange’s admissions efforts on an interim basis, Maynard Schmidt has been named the College’s newest director of admissions and recruitment.
Schmidt joined the SUNY Orange admissions team in August 2012 as an assistant director, but was appointed interim director of the office in January after former director Rohan Howell departed for William Paterson University. The College’s admissions staff, which includes seven professional and support personnel, is responsible for coordinating student recruitment events, providing prospective students with materials related to the College and guiding applicants through the admissions process.
During his short time at the College, Schmidt has implemented several successful initiatives, including instant admission days and Incoming Student Day. He has also represented SUNY Orange at high school recruitment events, college fairs and other local or regional admissions events.
“Maynard had no sooner begun acclimating himself to the College when we needed him to step forward and assume a larger role by managing our admissions office on an interim basis. He initiated new recruitment activities, revitalized the Student Ambassador program and quickly became a valued colleague,” says Gerianne Brusati, associate vice president for enrollment management. “Maynard has a strong work ethic and great familiarity with the high schools and guidance counselors within Orange County. Both of those traits, among others, make him a great fit for SUNY Orange.”
A New Windsor resident with strong ties to Orange County, both personally and professionally, Schmidt has studied and worked exclusively within the Hudson Valley since 2001. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mount Saint Mary College, in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Prior to arriving at SUNY Orange, Schmidt was assistant director of freshman admission at SUNY New Paltz for four years (2008-12) and an admissions counselor at his alma mater for three years (2005-08). He also served a two-year stint as assistant director of marketing for the Army Athletic Department at West Point.
SUNY Orange offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs while serving approximately 7,000 full- and part-time credit students at its Middletown and Newburgh campuses.