Mitchler named vice president of enrollment services

Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Allan Mitchler, a higher education consultant, administrator and educator with more than 21 years of experience, has been named vice president of Enrollment Services at Cardinal Stritch University. He will start Feb. 17.

As vice president of Enrollment Services, Mitchler will be responsible for providing leadership and direction of the University’s marketing, undergraduate admissions, graduate admissions, financial aid, and registrar offices.

Allan replaces John Mueller, who left Stritch Jan. 9 to become assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.


“Allan Mitchler is an experienced and skilled higher education professional who firmly believes in the transformative power of private higher education,” said Stritch President Dr. James Loftus. “I am greatly impressed by his leadership and commitment to Stritch’s unique Catholic Franciscan mission and vision.” 

Over the course of his 20-year career in higher education, Mitchler has had tremendous success in student recruitment and enrollment.  Since 2011, Mitchler has been vice president and owner at CREDO, formerly Performa Higher Education, a higher education consultancy firm, where he provided leadership and management of CREDO’s adult and graduate studies consulting services, and their Wisconsin office. 

He has also served as the vice president for the Kellett School of Adult Education and vice president for enrollment management at Lakeland College where he helped the institution increase graduate student enrollment by 155 percent and traditional undergraduate new student enrollment by 20 percent. He has also served as dean of enrollment management at Benedictine College in Kansas, where he helped the college increase traditional undergraduate new student enrollment by 17 percent. 

Prior to that, he served as the assistant to the vice president for student development/university judicial officer/director of the Busch Center at Saint Louis University, and as director of graduate and adult admissions at Lindenwood University in Missouri, where he helped to increase adult student enrollment by 15 percent.

“My family and I are very humbled and honored to have been asked to join the Stritch family,” said Mitchler. “I look forward to working with the University’s administration, faculty, staff, and students in their collaboration of transforming lives and communities through servant leadership. That’s such a uniquely special calling, and one I am eager to respond to and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of at this point in my private higher education career.”          

Mitchler has a master of arts in management degree from Webster University in Missouri, and bachelor of arts degree in social work from the University of Iowa. He lives in Elkhart Lake with his wife, Lee, and two daughters, Alexandra and Allison.