Serving as Interim Vice President for Enrollment since January, Scott has agreed to accept the position permanently. Scott’s career at Carroll began in 1998, when she joined the team as a Financial Aid Counselor and Director of Campus Employment. Since then, she has served in several key roles, including Director of Student Financial Services, Director of Financial Aid and Associate VP for Enrollment/Director of Financial Aid.
Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Carroll in 1998 and went on to receive a master’s in adult and continuing education in 2018. As a first-generation college student, Scott worked in the Financial Aid Office during all four years of her undergraduate experience and got a full-time job in the office the day after graduation.
“Fast forward to 24 years later, and my passion for helping families attend and afford college is still something I love doing every day,” said Scott. “I am so proud of what Carroll has to offer students and I enjoy sharing that with my two boys, who you will often find cheering loudly at Pioneer sporting events.”
In her new role, Scott will imagine ways to maintain a steady enrollment from year to year, with a trajectory for growth. As an alumna who has graduated twice from the institution, Scott has a deep understanding of how to attract the next generation of Pioneers.
Throughout her time at Carroll, Scott has served on various committees, including Staff Executive Committee, Benefits Committee and the Ethos Committee. In 2019, Scott received Carroll’s Integrity Ethos Award, which she calls “the proudest moment of her career.”
“We have seen tremendous progress in enrollment and admissions under Dawn’s interim leadership this year,” said President Cindy Gnadinger. “She has been a wonderful asset to the Senior Leadership Team. Dawn is a Pioneer through and through.”
Scott has served as a member of Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA), Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) and National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). In 2012, Scott won the Outstanding Service Award from WASFAA.
Scott’s official start date as Vice President of Enrollment Carroll was Monday, April 25.