Doering named associate VP in student affairs

Laura Doering has been named associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, effective March 20.

Doering, ISU's registrar since 2012, has more than 30 years of experience in public higher education and progressive experience in enrollment management, student success initiatives and strategic planning. As registrar, Doering overees and provides leadership to numerous programs and systems, such as enrollment projections, commencement, academic infrastructure, tuition and fee assessment, student academic records and the veterans center.

Prior to her appointment as university registrar, she held senior leadership positions in the admissions and registrar office at Iowa State, including senior associate registrar and director of transfer relations. Before coming to Iowa State, Doering was the director of student activities at Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny.

Doering holds a master’s degree (1999) in education from Iowa State and a bachelor of arts degree (1986) in communication from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. 

“It will be a privilege to serve Iowa State University in this new role and work with the very talented team of individuals who are deeply committed to student success, the overall student experience and meeting the university’s enrollment objectives,” Doering said. “I’m excited to work collaboratively with committed colleagues across campus toward a common understanding of enrollment management at Iowa State, closing the achievement gap, increasing degree completion, enhancing student learning and belonging, and supporting and contributing to the strategic priorities of the division and the university.”

Doering will report to the office of the senior vice president for student affairs and assist in overseeing student affairs operations. She will provide leadership for the development of an enrollment management model which will include accomplishing the university’s goals toward recruiting and retaining an academically strong and diverse student body. Doering will oversee the process for developing and reporting enrollment projections used for university budget and planning. She will also provide leadership to the admissions, student financial aid and registrar offices, and the enrollment research team, learning communities, student support services programs and Educational Talent Search/Upward Bound.

“Laura has the right combination of characteristics needed to be successful in this role,” said senior vice president for student affairs Martino Harmon. “She has years of demonstrated and recognized leadership and success at Iowa State University, in the state of Iowa, and nationally in a number of key areas beyond her role as registrar. I know that she cares for our students and their success and that she is deeply committed to the university.”

Doering succeeds Harmon, who became the senior vice president for student affairs in March 2016.