Karen Full takes Admissions helm
New Admissions Director Karen Full believes in a lot of one-on-one time with potential students.
New Undergraduate and International Admissions Director Karen Full comes to Kettering University at an opportune time, focused on some important but achievable goals: increase the incoming freshman class; increase the number of transfer students; and increase the international student population.
Full, who started at Kettering in the fall, brings a sound strategy to the position, based heavily on showing potential students up close how a Kettering education would be tailored to their individual needs and goals.
“My philosophy is that recruitment needs to be personalized,” Full said. “There should be a lot of one-on-one time with potential students and admissions needs to pull in the entire campus community to show what Kettering offers.”
Full is a graduate of Hiram College in Ohio and earned her master’s degree at The Ohio State University. She has 20 years of admissions experience at universities in Indiana and Florida, most recently at the University of Tampa before taking the position at Kettering.
“Kettering is a very unique, exciting university,” Full said. “It has been a nice transition from the liberal arts colleges I’ve worked at previously. I’m amazed by the accomplishments of Kettering students and excited to work with the faculty.”
Currently, Full is working to promote the Kettering experience to prospective students and hopes that Kettering students, faculty, alumni and staff will help get that message out as well.
“I encourage everyone to let high school students know about Kettering,” Full said.
Kettering has ‘rolling admission,’ meaning that students can apply for admission all year. Full also points out that the admissions office is available to help potential students and their families and works closely with the financial aid office to help determine the affordability of a Kettering education.