Jim Schlimmer has joined Christian Brothers University as vice president of enrollment.
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
Education: Bachelor of arts degree, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa; Master of science in Education degree, Higher Education Administration, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Work Experience: Francis Marion University, director of admissions, 2008 to 2010; Louisburg College, vice president for enrollment, 2007 to 2008; Luther College, vice president for enrollment, 2006 to 2007; High Point University, dean of enrollment management, 1982 to 2006.
Family: Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, associate professor of fine arts, High Point University; Philip Schlimmer, son, second-year law student at Ohio Northern University; Kathryn Schlimmer, senior, Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Last book read: “The World is Flat”
Favorite music: Rock ‘n’ roll
Sports team: Carolina Panthers
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I run a lawn service with our two children – A&J Lawn Service
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? Enrollment mentor John Klockentager
What drew you to CBU? The opportunity to be on an active enrollment management team. I was impressed with the commitments the school had made in the enrollment area. Most of all, I was pleased to return to a church-related university.
What will your role as vice president of enrollment management entail? I am responsible for leading enrollment management initiatives and overseeing the undergraduate enrollment office, the office of financial aid and the career services office.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Creating an atmosphere for successful recruitment at High Point University that also attracted students to on-campus living.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy the opportunity to set up enrollment systems that engage students with the university. I also enjoy monitoring the success of the admissions recruitment cycle from the initial contact to the student’s first day on campus.