IN JANUARY, SILVIO VAZQUEZ became Wheaton’s first Chief Enrollment Management Officer (CEMO). He now provides leadership for all aspects of enrollment strategy including undergraduate and graduate admissions, as well as student financial services.
Vazquez envisions and implements enrollment initiatives, taking the lead in attracting and retaining a high-caliber student population. He also provides oversight on financial aid to maximize the use of awards.
“Silvio is a proven leader who knows how to grow relationships on a college campus and make vital connections with the broader Christian community,” says President Philip Ryken. “His passion for student access and academic excellence promises to strengthen Wheaton’s Christ-centered mission.”
A native of Buenos Aires, Vazquez grew up in New Jersey. He’s a first-generation college graduate with degrees from Gordon College and Boston College. Before Wheaton, he served as Dean of Admissions at Westmont College, and for two decades he served in a variety of positions at Gordon College, including Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing.
“When I think about my own formal education and my years of service in Christian higher education, I can point to several men and women who have walked through the halls at Wheaton who have been formative and influential in my life,” Vazquez says. “I’m thrilled and humbled to become part of such a vibrant and dynamic learning community of scholars. I’m truly blessed to join the good work that Wheaton College is doing to advance Christ and his kingdom in communities and cultures worldwide.”
Vazquez reports to President Ryken and works closely with the Provost, the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, and the Marketing Communications department.
The College also announced the hiring of its founding Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer, Dr. Sheila Caldwell, who begins in June.