Scope of Responsibilities
As Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Dr. LeGrande is responsible for fostering the university's commitment to student access and success by actively developing, implementing, and maintaining programs that enrich student learning, build and maintain a strong sense of community, and promote growth through engagement in the life of the university. In doing so, she is responsible for creating an environment of collegiality, inclusiveness, and support for the university's diverse student body and providing leadership and direction in the administration of a comprehensive range of services, policies, and procedures. Additionally, Dr. LeGrande is responsible for collaborating with the Provost, Vice Presidents, deans, faculty, students, and others in developing and implementing a university strategic enrollment plan; and fostering strong relationships with campus constituents in providing strategic and innovative leadership in facilitating programs and services that enhance student outreach, enrollment, retention, and graduation.
Dr. LeGrande serves as a member of the Provost senior leadership team and participates in all aspects of institution-wide planning and programs in support of the mission and goals of the university, including meeting the needs of a diverse student population and creating a learning environment where all students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) have the opportunity to succeed.
Specific areas of administrative oversight include, undergraduate admissions, graduate and international admissions, registrar, testing services, enrollment communications, scholarships and financial aid, sports and fitness, disability services, student activities, veteran services, career services, diversity and inclusion, childcare services, student conduct, student government; health services, counseling services and other programs that support, promote and develop enrollment and student life including student information system/technology improvement, and events and conference services.
Dr. LeGrande earned her Doctorate of Education from Texas Tech University, Master of Science from North Carolina A&T University and Bachelor of Science from Savannah State University.
Tomikia LeGrande possesses over 13 years of higher education experience in enrollment management, student services and academic success units and initiatives. Management and leadership experience includes former roles of Dean of Enrollment Management, Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Director of Graduate Enrollment Management, and Pre-College Program Coordinator at various institutions across the country. Dr. LeGrande has significant experience in strategic planning, new technology implementation, change management, and policy and business process redesign to improve retention, graduation and student satisfaction rates for minority serving institutions. These experiences include creating seamless services and processes across academic and student affairs units to meet the needs of students.