has hired Jason Hoseney to fill the recently vacant position of vice president of student affairs.
The position was left vacant after 12-year Inver Hills veteran Barbara Read retired at the beginning of June.
According to a statement from the college, Hoseney comes to Inver Hills from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., where he served as vice president for student success.
At Three Rivers Hoseney led the redesign of the college’s enrollment process, focusing on building early momentum by reaching out to students early in their high school years and establishing direction through advising.
He also initiated an early warning system that allowed college officials to identify students when they began to struggle in their courses and get them support services as quickly as possible.
Prior to Three Rivers, Hoseney worked at Lower Columbia College where—as director of TRiO Student Support Services—he assisted first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities in overcoming barriers to college.
Hoseney also served as an academic advisor as well as interim director of student programs and activities and an academic advisor.
"Throughout his career, Jason has been deeply involved in assuring that the student affairs side of the college connects with the academic side," Inver Hills President Tim Wynes said. "He’s a great example of what Inver Hills is all about—a college that embraces its diversity."
At Inver Hills, Hoseney's aim is to help build programs that truly matter to its students.
"We need to continue to design programs and services that meet students’ aspirations and fit into their busy, complex lives," Hoseney said. "By helping students get off to a good, successful start, we build momentum that will help them persist and eventually graduate."
Hoseney is a doctoral candidate studying community college leadership through Oregon State University. He comes to Minnesota with a wife and three children.