Cleary Appoints Michele Thompson Vice President of Enrollment Management

Michele Thompson
Michele Thompson // Photo courtesy of Cleary University

Howell’s Cleary University announced Michele Thompson will be its new vice president of enrollment management.

Thompson will be responsible for overseeing all admissions activities and attracting both traditional students as well as adult students. Cleary offers both online and in-person education for bachelor and graduate degrees. In addition to the main Howell campus, where approximately 200 students live, the school also has a Detroit education center.

“These are exciting times at Cleary University with many opportunities for growth,” Thompson says. “I look forward to working with the dynamic leadership team and talented admissions staff to implement a data-driven enrollment management strategy. I am honored to help shape the future of the university.”

She joins Cleary from Japan’s Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, where she was senior manager. Before that, she spent more than 13 years as an admissions director at the University of Michigan for the School of Nursing and Ross School of Business.

Prior to working in higher education, Thompson led global supply chain operations for semiconductor manufacturing at IBM and worked in management consulting at McKinsey and Co. She has also served as an education consultant in Japan.

Thompson holds an Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Cleary University was founded in 1883.

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