FORT VALLEY, GA (June 20, 2017) – Fort Valley State University announces the appointment of Mr. Jesse F. Kane as the vice provost for student success and enrollment management. In this role, he will oversee admissions, financial aid, intramurals, judicial affairs, residence life, student activities, student health and counseling services, and TRIO programs including Talent Search and Upward Bound.
With a broad range of experiences in higher education and student affairs spanning nearly 20 years, Kane has been instrumental in the design and implementation of programs and services that foster and promote student growth and development, particularly for students of color. Much of his work has focused on the impact of high-quality engagement opportunities on student success outcomes such as persistence, retention, and graduation rates. He is committed to working collaboratively with faculty and staff to create student-centered living and learning environments that help foster and support the educational goals and holistic development students.
“I am excited to welcome a seasoned student affairs practitioner like Mr. Kane to our team,” said Dr. T. Ramon Stuart, provost and vice president of academic affairs. “His focus on student engagement while strategically growing enrollment makes him the ideal fit for FVSU. We look to move the institution to new heights by leveraging his leadership.”
Kane recently served as the interim associate vice president for enrollment management within the Division of Academic Affairs at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In this role, he was responsible for strategic enrollment planning and management and forging strong connections between academic planning, admissions, financial aid, registration, and retention. He previously served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment at Dakota State University and dean of students at Bowie State University.
“It is with great excitement that I join the Fort Valley State University family,” said Kane. “I look forward to working at an institution with such an amazing history of providing high quality educational opportunities to students. Fort Valley State is committed to student success, which is something that has guided my own work in higher education. This is a perfect fit for me.”
Kane earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bowie State University. He is currently completing a doctorate in higher education administration from Morgan State University. He will begin work in mid-July.
Contact: Cedric Mobley
Phone: (478) 825-6518
About Fort Valley State University
Founded in 1895, Fort Valley State University is one of the nation’s most innovative academic institutions, leveraging its unique role as a state and land-grant institution to make educational opportunity available for everyone. The university’s undergraduate and graduate campus and online degree programs enroll almost 3,000 students from all over the world. As part of its commitment to excellence, the university has produced more African-Americans with mathematics degrees than any other college in the nation in two of the past three years. FVSU students participate in more than 80 academic and civic organizations, honor societies and study abroad programs.