Welcome VP Frank Hribar

Jul 25, 2008

Frank Hribar has joined Kettering University as the vice president for Enrollment Services.

Frank Hribar is the new vice president for Enrollment Services at Kettering University. His first day was July 21.  He replaces Interim Vice President Jim Hamilton. Hribar also will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the University’s leadership team.

“I am pleased to join the team here at Kettering at a time when the University’s momentum is making a difference in the state’s economic redevelopment,” Hribar said.  “I come to Kettering based on its mission and President Liberty’s vision for the future.  I am excited about the direction the University is taking.”

Hribar comes to Kettering from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich., where he was the vice president for Enrollment Management. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Human Resource Development from Siena Heights and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Benedictine University in Illinois.

He and his wife, Tracy, live in Adrian with their children, Emily, 11, and Andrew, 8.

More on Frank Hribar: Originally from Allen Park, Mich., Hribar attended St. Frances Cabrini schools prior to his collegiate studies.  Hribar attended Siena Heights University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1990 and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Development in 1997. He also distinguished himself on the baseball field, playing third base for the Saints.

He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education and organizational development from Benedictine (Illinois) University.  Hribar began his career in higher education at SHU as the associate dean of admissions and enrollment services from 1993-97. In 1997, he left SHU for Madonna University located in Livonia, Mich., to become Madonna’s Director for Enrollment Management. During that time, Hribar rose to become Madonna’s Vice President for Planning and Enrollment Management. His credentials indicate a wide variety of administrative responsibilities with sound performance. His accomplishments at Madonna include leading the planning effort and implementation of a comprehensive enrollment program, along with coordinating retention activities that resulted in sustaining solid record of enrollment growth, including in the University’s record-high enrollment in 2005.  He also helped develop the university’s continuing education and professional studies program, and set goals and strategies for Madonna’s long-range planning and visioning document and campus master facilities plan.

At Siena Heights, Hribar had oversight for the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and the Registrar, along with the Office of Academic Advising, the Office of First-Year Experience, Student Accounts, Career Services and International Student Services.  Additionally, he worked collaboratively with other senior staff in promoting and achieving the overall recruitment, retention, marketing and enrollment goals and objectives of the university.

In his free time, Hribar enjoys golf, reading, coaching, and travelling with his family.

Written by Patricia Mroczek