Bill Berg Named Interim Vice President for Enrollment at Furman University

June 26, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC – June 26, 2008 – Bill Berg, who has served Furman University for the past nine years as Director of Planning and Institutional Research, has been named Interim Vice President for Enrollment at the university.

Berg replaces Benny Walker, who is retiring from his position on July 1.  As Interim Vice President for Enrollment, Berg will be responsible for the oversight of the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Employment.

Don Pierce will assume the position of Interim Director of Planning and Institutional Research.  He has served the department as Assistant Director since 2003.

“Successful enrollment management is critical to Furman’s future, so we’re fortunate to have a person of such considerable experience and accomplishment as Bill step into this role,” said Thomas Kazee, provost and executive vice president.  “He has earned the confidence of his colleagues at the university and in the broader academic community.  We look forward to working with him.”

Before joining Furman in 1999, Berg spent 13 years at Rhodes College, the last nine as Director of Planning and Institutional Analysis.  Prior to that, he worked four years at DePauw University in the areas of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Berg is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and holds an M.A. degree in quantitative psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After graduate school, he had a position at Duke University Medical Center conducting cognition research while also teaching statistics in Duke’s Department of Psychology.

Berg has been involved with a number of community and professional organizations.  He recently stepped down from a two-year term as chair of the Board of Directors of the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) consortium.  Currently, he serves on the College Board SAT Committee and the New Predictors Committee.

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