Dr. Trent D. Hayes named VP for Enrollment Management at Defiance College

August 20, 2022

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Dr. Trent Hayes has been selected as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management at Defiance College. DC President Richanne C. Mankey announced that Hayes will assume his role on September 12, 2022.

Hayes has spent over a decade working in higher education, with the last nine years focused on enrollment management in Ohio. In addition, he has prior experience in development and ministry. Most recently, he served as the Dean of Enrollment Management at Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"In his short time on campus, Dr. Hayes picked up on the essence of Defiance College," Mankey commented. She continued, "Understanding that essence, the transformative learning that occurs through a DC education, is essential for his leadership of enrollment management. Dr. Hayes is an experienced professional who will work collaboratively with everyone on campus. He expressed excitement for the quality of DC's current academic programs, as well as its newly established career readiness program, Jacket Journey. We welcome Dr. Hayes to our campus and to the Defiance community." Hayes shared, "It is an honor to be selected as the next Vice President for Enrollment Management at Defiance College. I look forward to working with the enrollment management team, administration, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities as we move toward the goal of growing enrollment on a consistent basis."

Chartered in 1850, Defiance College is an independent, liberal arts-based institution in Northwest Ohio, offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. DC has created a unique career readiness program called Jacket Journey to help students learn career skills in and out of the classroom. The four pillars of its mission guide the College: To Know, To Understand, To Lead, and To Serve.