CARLINVILLE- Blackburn College has named Dr. Steven Lambert Vice President for Inclusive Enrollment. This renewed role will provide leadership for the College’s strategic admissions and recruitment planning and implementation, oversee the development of the annual financial aid packaging plan, as well as support the College’s student retention and student success efforts.
Dr. Lambert joins Blackburn from New Jersey City University (NJCU) where he served as Assistant Director of University Admissions. Prior to NJCU, he served as Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgian Court University.
“Blackburn features a powerful liberal arts curriculum matched with the only student-led Work Program in the world and strong athletic and co-curricular programs,” said President Mark L. Biermann. “We are absolutely committed to ensuring every individual that steps foot on our campus is embraced, welcomed, and supported. Blackburn is uniquely positioned to address systemic issues of inequality in a powerful way, and Dr. Lambert will assist us in doing so.”
“This is a critically important leadership role for the College and Dr. Lambert’s experience, energy, and enthusiasm will play a key role in driving Blackburn toward a bright future,” Biermann added.
While diversity and inclusion have always been cornerstones of Blackburn’s mission, the newly-created position of Vice President for Inclusive Enrollment will ensure it is a major area of emphasis at all stages of a student’s college experience.
“Blackburn College has a truly unique environment which is the product of its students and that resonated with me,” Lambert said. “Equitable access to education is vital to the surrounding community and beyond. My career has been focused on helping young people of all backgrounds achieve their dreams through a college degree and I look forward to continuing that service with Blackburn.”
Dr. Lambert earned his Ed.D. from Saint Peter’s University with a focus on higher education leadership. He began his duties for Blackburn on February 8th.