HU Enrollment and Marketing Leaders Promoted

Berggren, Carr assume new responsibilities in June

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Berggren to the role of assistant vice president for graduate and online programs and university marketing and the promotion of Susie Carr to assistant vice president for enrollment strategy and undergraduate admissions.

In his new role, Berggren builds on three decades of experience marketing all aspects of Huntington University. He spent the first two decades of his HU career overseeing marketing operations and enrollment before moving to Arizona in 2014 to launch the University’s Arizona location. After spending nine years in Arizona leading not only undergraduate programs but also the launch of the Doctoral Program in Occupational Therapy, Berggren returned to Indiana to oversee the growth and marketing of the University’s graduate, online and non-traditional programs. Berggren will continue to provide leadership for the graduate, online and non-traditional programs while additionally leading all of the University’s marketing activities.

“Having the opportunity to return to a leadership role in telling the story of how HU impacts lives is a very exciting to me,” said Berggren. “I have enjoyed the unique experience of being heavily involved in the various markets where HU is involved. That includes traditional undergraduate in Indiana, non-traditional undergraduate in Arizona, graduate in both Arizona and Indiana, along with online programs. So, this feels like an appropriate next step that allows me to participate in telling the various stories of HU alumni, faculty, staff and current students. I’m excited to work with the marketing team we have assembled, and we are already rolling!”

The University’s marketing team includes Nicole Manges, who was promoted to coordinator of university communications, Brad Conner, who was promoted to director of graduate and online program instructional support and web content, and Dylan Herring, who has joined Huntington University as media specialist. Manges, Conner and Herring are HU alumni. 

Carr joined the HU team in 2023 as the director of undergraduate admissions and has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep understanding of higher education admissions. As the assistant vice president for enrollment strategy and undergraduate admissions, Carr leverages her experience of over twenty years in recruitment, leadership and enrollment strategy to drive strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing both operational and student experiences, thereby elevating enrollment efforts.

Her proven history of excellence and dedication to fostering talent make Carr the ideal candidate to lead enrollment strategy and undergraduate admissions, and her expertise in selecting and recognizing talent will undoubtedly strengthen teams and the University. Carr’s expanded leadership responsibilities entail overseeing undergraduate enrollment services, including the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid. She continues to provide direct oversight of the enrollment management team, ensuring the delivery of exceptional recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and transfer student services to all prospective students in the University’s residential programs.

“Overseeing undergraduate enrollment, strategy and financial aid fills me with a deep sense of purpose and conviction,” said Carr. “I passionately believe that each student who crosses our threshold is destined for greatness, and it is our obligation to support and empower them on their educational journey. Together with our enrollment management and leadership team, I am confident that we can create a culture of excellence and innovation rooted in faith and service. Through prayerful discernment and unwavering dedication, let's embrace collaboratively so that every student receives the support they need to flourish and fulfill their journey.”