Recruitment and Retention | SIU College of Business and Analytics

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Recruitment and Retention

Jennifer Butler

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Rehn Hall, 109

Jennifer Butler hails from the great state of Texas and joined the Office of Diversity and Inclusion after living abroad in Taiwan for several years. She has a Ph.D. in Asia-Pacific Studies and her research field is financial literacy and education. She has a master’s degree in International Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Being new to the area and SIU, Jennifer enjoys meeting new people and discovering walking trails to explore with her yellow lab.

Rachel Richey

Director of Enrollment Management

Rehn Hall, 119

Rachel is a two-time alumna from SIU Carbondale (Bachelor’s in Business and Master’s in Education). As the Director of Enrollment Management for the College of Business and Analytics, she is responsible for the recruitment and retention of students. She is passionate about helping students from application to graduation and beyond, and navigating all the steps in between. Her role is to work with prospective students and their families, teachers and business professionals to help them learn more about the college. She also works with current students in providing retention support and much more.