SIOUX CITY -- Briar Cliff University announced two new appointments to the university’s President’s Cabinet under the leadership of Interim President Rachelle Karstens.
Matt Thomsen has been appointed as Acting Vice President for Enrollment Management. Since joining Briar Cliff in September 2017, Thomsen has been instrumental in the implementation of several key enrollment strategies including the university’s customer relationship management (CRM) system. In addition, Thomsen oversees the day-to-day operations of Briar Cliff’s admissions department, providing the vision, strategy and operational direction for increasing current and future enrollment at the university.
Briar Cliff has also expanded Louise Paskey’s title to Vice President for Student Development and Institutional Mission. Previously, Paskey was Vice President for Student Development, a role she has held since joining Briar Cliff in August 2013.
In her expanded role, Paskey will collaborate with members of the university community to advance Briar Cliff’s mission, provide counsel and assistance to the president to support mission-conscious strategic planning and decision making, promote institutional effectiveness and provide leadership as the chair for the university’s Catholic Franciscan team. In addition, she will continue to provide vision and leadership to the student development team and serve as Senior Student Affairs Officer and Title IX Coordinator.