March 13, 2013

Anna Miarka-Grzelak Joins Empire State College as AVP, Enrollment Management and Student Services

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Anna Miarka-Grzelak.

Anna Miark-Grzelak

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – March 13, 2013) Anna Miarka-Grzelak has joined SUNY Empire State College as assistant vice president of enrollment management and student services.

Miarka-Grzelak is responsible for directing marketing and recruitment systems, contributing to the college’s overall enrollment management and marketing strategy, as well as the ongoing development of the college’s recruitment and retention policies and procedures.

“I am delighted to welcome Anna Miarka-Grzelak to Empire State College,” said Mitch Nesler, vice president of the college’s Center for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, who also oversees the college’s Office of  Enrollment Management and Student Services. “Anna brings to the college a wealth of personal experience and professional expertise in marketing and outreach to adults. Given that adults comprise a majority of our students, the college is fortunate to have Anna play such an important role in marketing.”

Previously, Miarka-Grzelak was marketing director for the division of continuing studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her responsibilities included guiding the strategic planning for recruitment and managing marketing, communications and outreach initiatives, to promote diversity and quality of offerings to adult students.

“One of the biggest reasons why I was very excited about joining Empire State College is the unique way in which it serves adult learners,” said Miarka-Grzelak. “As an adult, lifelong learner myself, I find the concept of having a voice in creating your own degree plan and choosing a way to study that fits your own schedule and preference very appealing.”

Miarka-Grzelak has an M.S. in adult education from Indiana University and an M.A. in English philology from the University of Warsaw, Poland.

About SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York

In addition to awarding credit for prior college-level learning, the college pairs each student with a faculty mentor who supports that student throughout his or her college career. Students engage in guided independent study and course work onsite, online or a combination of both, which provides the flexibility for students to learn at the time, place and pace they choose

The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at more than 35 locations in New York state and online. Its 66,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, nonprofit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more. More information about the college is available here


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