Doering named associate vice president for enrollment management and student success

Laura Doering

Laura Doering                      photo credit: Hunter Martin

Laura Doering, registrar at Iowa State University, has been named associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, effective March 20.

Doering has over 30 years of experience in public higher education and progressive experience in enrollment management, student success initiatives and strategic planning. As the university registrar, Doering oversaw and provided leadership to numerous programs and systems under the Office of the Registrar such as enrollment projections, commencement, academic infrastructure, tuition and fee assessment, student academic records and the veterans center.

Before her current role as university registrar, she held senior leadership positions in both the Office of Admissions and Registrar at Iowa State. She served as the senior associated registrar and director of transfer relations and as associate registrar. Before coming to Iowa State, Laura was the director of student activities at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.

Doering holds a master’s degree (1999) in education from Iowa State University. She earned a bachelor or 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 towards 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 the operation of the Division of Student Affairs. She will provide leadership for the development of an enrollment management model which will include accomplishing the university’s goals towards recruiting and retaining an academically strong and diverse student body. As associate vice president, she 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, University Registrar, Enrollment Research Team, Learning Communities, Student Support Services Programs and Educational Talent Search/Upward Bound areas.

“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 Dr. Martino Harmon who became the senior vice president for student affairs in March 21, 2016.