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Senior Staff Update: Inzer to Retire
November 15, 2023
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Dear Members of the Hamilton Community,
I am writing to share the news that Vice President for Enrollment Monica Inzer will retire at the end of the academic year after 20 years of leading Hamilton’s student recruitment, enrollment, and financial aid programs.
During her tenure, Hamilton repeatedly set new records for applications, selectivity, yield, diversity, and the academic profile of the entering class. As significant and important as these new benchmarks have been, Monica has always focused on the bigger picture, reminding us that offering students acceptance to Hamilton is fundamentally about creating opportunity and the chance to change the lives of talented and deserving students no matter their background.
A first-generation college graduate, Monica has always been deeply committed to making a Hamilton education accessible, affordable, and equitable. She was a driving force in Hamilton’s decisions to eliminate merit aid in 2007 and to become need-blind in admission in 2010. Similarly, she successfully advocated for increased funding for financial aid to attract and support the best possible students, spanning three fundraising campaigns, and was instrumental in creating, funding, and chairing the Student Emergency Aid Society.
Aside from her responsibilities in admission and financial aid, Monica has been a brilliant, indefatigable, conscientious, and enthusiastic colleague, partnering with offices across campus to support our students and ensure Hamilton’s strength and vitality. As a strong communicator and strategic enrollment management expert, Monica’s reach has extended beyond our campus. She is regularly invited by high schools, community organizations, and professional associations to speak about admission, financial aid, parenting, and college access topics, and she is a frequent contributor to higher education journals and national media outlets.
As always, Monica and her staff are immersed fully in doing what they do so well: recruiting to Hamilton another extraordinary class. We have excellent teams in Admission and Financial Aid, and we will begin work soon on finding Monica’s successor. We will have time in the spring to recognize Monica’s many contributions to Hamilton. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating her and wishing her the best with whatever comes next.