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Rick Sluder

As UCM vice provost for recruitment and outreach, Dr. Rick Sluder oversaw student recruitment, the degree completion initiative, and was responsible for a unit that also included Admissions, Registrar, Student Financial Assistance, UCM Summit Center, Extended Studies and International Recruitment.

Dr. Sluder began his career at UCM in 1992 teaching in the Department of Criminal Justice, where he became a full professor. He served as dean of the former College of Health and Human Services, associate dean and interim dean of the former College of Education and Human Services, interim chair of the Department of Physical Education, and graduate program coordinator for the Department of Criminal Justice.

Among his many successes at UCM are contributions to record enrollments; chairing the 50-member Student Success Committee; involvement in campus efforts to establish the Military and Veterans Success Center; and implementing a Military Tuition Package. He also played an instrumental role in strengthening partnerships with community colleges by updating articulation agreements, creating and revising program transfer guides, and reviewing course equivalencies.

After retiring from UCM, Dr. Sluder became vice provost for student success at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.