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Ohio Northern University announces hiring of William Eilola as vice president of enrollment management

Jan 28, 2015

Ohio Northern University President Daniel A. DiBiasio has announced the hiring of William Eilola as vice president for enrollment management at Ohio Northern University, effective April 1.

Eilola, who has served as vice president for enrollment services and marketing at Lake Superior State University in Sainte Marie, Mich., since 2006, replaces Lawrence Lesick, who will be stepping down from his position after more than four years at ONU.

DiBiasio said, “Bill’s demonstrated strengths in all facets of enrollment and financial aid management and his leadership, marketing and communications experience will be assets to his new role at Ohio Northern.”

Eilola served as dean of enrollment services at Gannon University in Erie, Pa., from 2002-06 and held several admissions positions at Grand Valley State University earlier in his career.

"We are excited to join the Ohio Northern community and look forward to contributing to the university's vision of excellence and distinction,” Eilola said. “Commitment to that vision has been very evident in all of our interactions with faculty, staff, and students at ONU."

Eilola holds a Master of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University. He and his wife, Colleen, have three sons, triplets who are seniors in high school. 

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