Culinary Admissions Joins Division of Enrollment Management

Posted on 12/14/2011 1:27:23 PM

Effective January 3, 2012, the admissions function for the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts will become part of the Division of Enrollment Management and Communications.

Enid Resenic, director of administrative services, will report directly to Enrollment Management and Communications Vice President James Begany on all admissions functions. Teresa Brownlee, admissions counselor; Mysti Dinger, student services coordinator; and Sherry Kelly, administrative support, will continue to report to Resenic. Chef Al Wutsch, director of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, will continue to supervise administrative functions outside of the admissions area.

Resenic and her team will continue to work at the Punxsutawney campus.

“The Academy of Culinary Arts is a very strong program, and the leadership there has done an outstanding job in maintaining a robust enrollment,” Begany said. “This new reporting structure simply offers a new opportunity for the Academy of Culinary Arts to be more intentionally connected to the university in terms of admissions. It also offers the chance for enhanced collaboration and shared resources.”

The Academy of Culinary Arts offers an eighteen-month program that includes an externship. Students complete the program with a Certificate in Culinary Arts. First-year student enrollment typically includes 110 students, with about 200 registered students in the program at any one time.

Upon completion of the program at the academy, students have earned up to 44 undergraduate credits and have advanced standing if they choose to enroll in the undergraduate degree program in Hospitality Management or Nutrition. Students also may continue their studies in the academy’s baking and pastry arts program.