New Director of Graduate Admission
Being the first is never easy, but Emanuel Lomax, who became the College's first director of graduate admissions last September, is up for the challenge. After spending the last seven years as director of admissions for the New School-where he helped increase the student body by 35%-Lomax is well-qualified to find the best and brightest students for the College's eight graduate programs.
Lomax came to SLC because he "thought it would be a great challenge to build something from the ground up. It's exciting to be a part of."
Graduate admissions tend to be more competitive than undergraduate ones because of the high demand for scholarships and fellowships, Lomax says. To make sure Sarah Lawrence stays in the game, he is developing new marketing materials and an online application, improving the Web site, and increasing the visibility of the graduate studies programs. He has already attended dozens of graduate and professional fairs at colleges and universities on both coasts, where SLC is often one of up to 200 schools represented.
Lomax enjoys getting the word out about SLC's programs. "Admissions allows you to really work with people. It gives you a chance to create access and to give people opportunities that they sometimes don't get. That's one of the driving forces behind what I do."