University names new director of admissions

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Photo of Richard Shearer

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter III announced today an appointment on his administrative team.

Richard A. Shearer has been named director of admissions, an appointment made effective Nov. 10.  As director of admissions he is responsible for directing the administrative and operational activities within the Office of Admissions.  His primary responsibilities include effective communication and customer service for students, faculty, administration and the general public.

Shearer comes to St. Cloud State from Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minn., where he served since 1993 as director of admissions.  Prior to joining Southwest Minnesota State he held admissions positions at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D., and Northern Montana College, Havre, Mont.

Shearer earned his bachelor degrees in construction technology and drafting technology at Northern Montana College and his master�s in college student personnel at North Dakota State University.

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