Dean R. Kahler Named Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at UALR (Super Mover)

Dean R. Kahler was recently named as the first vice chancellor of enrollment management at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Background: Kahler received a Ph.D. in educational administration and a master’s degree in public administration from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he also served as assistant director of the Office of Admissions & Records from 1995 to 2001. He completed his undergraduate studies in sociology and criminal justice at Winona State University in Minnesota.

Experience: Prior to joining the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Kahler worked to boost student enrollment and retention as executive director of Navitas, a program for international students, at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. He also held positions as associate vice president for academic affairs-enrollment management and director of the Office of Admissions during his more than 10 years there.

New Position: “As UALR’s first vice chancellor for enrollment management, Dr. Kahler will bring experience and energetic leadership to increase overall enrollment and to achieve a mix of students at UALR that aligns with our purposes and our strengths,” Chancellor Joel E. Anderson said. “This is an exciting opportunity for Dr. Kahler to bring clarified purpose and vision to the recruitment, admission and retention of undergraduate and graduate students across all UALR programs.”