Posted by:Dalton Fischer | Published: October 12, 2022

Eta Omicron Alumnus Directs NSU Recruitment Efforts

Vanner Erikson (Eta Omicron/Northwestern State 2011) has been appointed as Northwestern State University’s interim director of enrollment management and director of recruiting in Natchitoches, LA. A 2011 graduate of NSU, Erikson serves as chapter adviser to Eta Omicron and has previously served as a health & safety adviser as well as the Alumni Corporation’s Secretary and Treasurer. He has also facilitated and presented at many Theta Chi leadership education events. Most recently he served as a faculty member during the 40th School of Fraternity Practices held in conjunction with this summer’s 166th Anniversary Convention in Washington, D.C.

Below is an excerpt from an article originally published on NSU’s website, authored by Leah Jackson. You can find the full, original article here.

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University has named Dr. Yonna Pasch director of Student Affairs and Vanner Erikson interim director of Enrollment Management and director of Recruiting.

As interim director of Enrollment Management and director of Recruiting, Erikson’s purview includes Recruiting, Financial Aid and Admissions. Prior to his current role, he’s been a part of the NSU Family since 2007, as an undergraduate and graduate student, recruiter, Alumni director and director of First Year Experience.

In the community, Erikson serves as the chair of the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission, chair of the Board of the Directors of both the Chamber of Commerce and Cane River National Heritage Area and member of the Ready Start Natchitoches Early Childhood Board. He helped recharter the local Boys and Girls Club in Natchitoches, and now sits on the state board. He and his wife Aly, also an NSU graduate, have two daughters, Landry and Gray.

“I’m looking forward to implement new strategies in automation, data-analytics and customer service in regards to recruiting and retention, where we will become more student-centric in all that we do,” Erikson said. “We have a great team in Enrollment Services and Student Affairs that make up the Student Experience Division and I look forward to cross-collaboration and innovative initiatives that bridge the gap to External and Academic Affairs.”

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