Wednesday, June 30, 2010

UI&U Announces Leadership Changes at the Cincinnati Center

Leadership changes reflect the university’s growth in Cincinnati and focus on adult higher education

CINCINNATI - Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Walnut Hills, today announced that Jon W. Mays has been hired as UI&U’s vice president for enrollment management, effective August 1, 2010. Mays comes to UI&U after a long and successful career at the University of Cincinnati, where he held positions with increasing responsibility in a variety of areas, most recently as director of operations in the Office of Admissions.

Mays’s experience in enrollment management is extensive. At the University of Cincinnati, he was the lead resource for policies, procedures, data reporting and analysis, and is credited with improving the overall admissions process for incoming students. He has proven leadership skills in strategic recruitment, accountability, student information systems, and online application systems, and experience in institutional research and financial aid. He also served as the university bursar for four years, having begun his career in the student accounts area.

Mays earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Master of Public Administration, both from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the Ohio and National Associations of College Admission Counseling.

Dr. Patricia Brewer, dean of the pre-cohort Ph.D. program, has been appointed associate provost for academic programs. She will continue to serve as dean of the university’s pre-cohort doctoral program, but will also work closely with UI&U Provost Dr. Richard Hansen to provide oversight of academic program planning, development, and evaluation.

Brewer will oversee the American Council on Education (ACE) Ohio State Affiliate office, housed at Union Institute & University, and serve on academic and curriculum committees, in addition to representing the university to external constituencies, including the SOCHE Adult Credentialing Committee and Ohio Region 5 Workforce Development. She has extensive academic administrative experience through prior positions held at Sinclair Community College, Capital University and Walden University. She is a Higher Learning Commission consultant-evaluator with the North Central Association, and serves on their Accreditation Review Committee and the C-E Advisory Team that plans and conducts training for consultant-evaluators.

For more information please contact Nicole Hamilton, public relations manager at, or at 513-487-1194.


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