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Monique Snowden | Vice President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, Fielding Graduate University

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Monique L. Snowden is Vice President for Institutional Planning & Effectiveness and faculty in the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University. Prior to joining Fielding in 2009, as the inaugural associate provost for enrollment management, Snowden held senior administrator positions at Northwestern University and Texas A&M University.

In her current administrative position, Snowden provides leadership and support for strategic planning; operational performance monitoring, assessment, and improvement; project management; and change management. Her administrative oversight includes academic technology, administrative technology, institutional research, registrar-supported academic and enrollment services, and financial aid and scholarships.

Snowden began her career as a business analyst and software developer for a global technology solutions and services firm. She has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, with particular expertise in strategic enrollment management; the implementation, use, and adoption of technology and analytics for institutional and educational effectiveness; and the linkages between institutional stainability, enrollment efficacy, teaching and learning assessment, and accreditation.

In 2017, Snowden was elected to a 3-year term as a Commissioner on the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one of few regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Snowden earned a BBA in Business Analysis; MS in Management Information Systems; and PhD in Communication, with an emphasis in organizational communication from the main campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. She also holds a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation from ISACA.

Snowden is 2015 - 2016 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. For her ACE Fellowship year, she was hosted at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). She also collaborated on the development of mentoring professional development offering for the EDUCAUSE New IT Managers Program. Snowden recently served on the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) board of directors, as the vice president for access and equity from 2014 – 2017. She is the current chair of the association’s Professional Access and Equity Committee.

Snowden has authored numerous publications and is a frequent presenter on learner-centered enrollment management and the logics that guide higher education enrollment practices.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Snowden is currently on the boards of the Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law and Just Communities—a Central California nonprofit organization focused on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

You can connect with Snowden through LinkedIn.