UM Hires New Associate VP for Enrollment Management

Mary Kreta will start her new duties at UM Sept. 23.

MISSOULA – The University of Montana has hired an experienced recruiter from Alaska as its new associate vice president for enrollment management.

Mary Kreta is currently associate vice chancellor of enrollment management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She will start her new duties Sept. 23 at UM, where she will oversee the University’s admissions, financial aid and alumni outreach offices.

“Mary brings impressive experience leading university-wide strategic enrollment planning processes, a strong commitment to partnership with deans and campus directors, and a serious love of the Intermountain West,” UM President Seth Bodnar said. “We are excited to put Mary’s experience and skillset to work for us here in Montana.”

Kreta has served in her current role since 2018. She was UAF director of admission from 2014 to 2018 and that university’s director of recruitment from 2013 to 2014. Before that she was a UAF admissions counselor who was promoted to senior admissions counselor for international and transfer recruitment.

She also taught writing in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. She holds a master’s degree in English from Portland State University.

“This will be an exciting new challenge, and I’m thrilled to work in Missoula and help students find their place at the University of Montana,” Kreta said.


Contact: Paula Short, UM spokesperson, 406-243-5806,