Chrissy Holiday Named Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success at Cal Poly Humboldt

Chrissy Holliday, PhD, has been appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success at Cal Poly Humboldt. Dr. Holliday will lead the recruitment of new students and support the retention and success of current students. She will lead the Division of Enrollment Management  & Student Success (Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar’s Office), which includes the Office of the Dean of Students, EOP/TRiO programs, Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence, Student Health & Wellbeing Services, and Housing & Residence Life.

“I am so impressed by Chrissy’s experience and knowledge, and I think she is going to make a big impact at Humboldt. She has a deep commitment to access, supporting students from diverse backgrounds, and creating a positive campus experience,” said Cal Poly Humboldt President Tom Jackson, Jr. “We’re excited to welcome Chrissy to Cal Poly Humboldt and to the entire Lumberjack community.”

Dr. Holliday brings with her nearly two decades of higher education experience. Currently a senior system liaison for rural education and workforce initiatives for Colorado State University Pueblo, Dr. Holliday connects Southern Colorado with the resources of the Colorado State University system to ensure access to higher education and efforts that support regional workforce development needs.

“As someone who has focused on enrollment and student success throughout my higher ed career, I’m looking forward to being part of Humboldt’s polytechnic transformation,” Dr. Holliday says. “I’m excited to help lead an institution focused on access for underrepresented students, and my family looks forward to calling Humboldt home.” 

WittKieffer’s Shelley Arakawa, J.D., and Patricia Coleman led this search.

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