Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Clayton State University Names New Director for Recruitment and Admissions

Clayton State University has named Betty Momayezi as its new director for the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

Momayezi most recently held the position of associate vice president of Student Affairs at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). During her tenure at TAMIU, she held the positions of director of student recruiting, director of enrollment management and school relations, and executive director of student life.

“Clayton State has a beautiful campus, with new buildings are getting ready to open, and it is in close proximity to a city. There is so much more ahead for Clayton State to achieve. All of this made relocating from Texas to Georgia an exciting move,” says Momayezi, “I have missed recruiting and admissions and am excited to be doing this work again.”

The Office of Admissions has not only has welcomed a new director, but has also welcomed a name change: Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

“The name change not only emphasizes the work already being done in admissions, it demonstrates the importance across campus and communicates that we all have a role in retention and a role in recruiting,” explains Momayezi.

Her short term goals include evaluating and adjusting, as needed, the admissions advertising and promotional mix. This year the department plans to continue with the recruiting strategies put in place two years ago, then evaluating each of these areas for future endeavors.

“For the long term I will be developing and implementing long-range recruiting strategies and will also work to establish continuity in the office which is so important in retaining highly qualified and motivated staff. Having qualified, stable, and motivated staff is key in producing results,” says Momayezi.

She has been active in a number of professional admissions organizations. As an active member of TACRAO (Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers), she served on an ad hoc committee that developed and implemented a state wide graduate and professional school recruiting circuit much like Georgia’s Probe.

Momayezi now lives in Smyrna, Ga., with her husband. They have two children, Michael and Darin, ages 12 and six, and a long haired cat named Blonde.

“I’ve only lived in Georgia for a few weeks, but the rain we’ve had in these few weeks is more than 25 percent of Laredo’s annual rainfall. Georgia is beautiful – the trees, the terrain, and most importantly the people. I already love it here and can’t imagine being anywhere else” says Momayezi.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

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