Appointment Notice of La Toro Yates, Ph.D. to the position of Admissions Director

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. La Toro Yates, to the position of Director of the Office of Admissions, effective January 21, 2014. Dr Yates’ appointment resulted from a national search and he assumes the position formerly held by Ms. Laura Bruno.

Dr. Yates brings over 12 years of experience in the enrollment field including service as the Chief Enrollment Management Officer of  Saint Peter’s and William Paterson Universities which are 4-year private and public institutions respectively, as a multicultural recruiter, and as the Director of Admissions at an Independent Day School, the Link Community School.  He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University and is particularly interested in better understanding how socio-cultural factors can impact African American students’ educational outcomes and college participation rates.

Throughout his career, he has honed his skills in higher education leadership, enrollment management, financial leveraging and staff development. He brings these skills to York at a critical time when we are refining a strategy to achieve new enrollment goals across the disciplines and in the professions.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Yates to York College/CUNY.

-Michel A. Hodge, Executive Director of Enrollment Management