Arlene Wesley Cash
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Arlene Cash leads the recruitment, retention and outcomes programs at Spelman College as their inaugural Vice President for Enrollment Management since 2003. This division includes the offices of admissions, financial aid, coop programs, the registrar and career planning and development. Before arriving at Spelman, Arlene served as the Dean of Enrollment at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, the Associate Dean of Enrollment and Director of Admissions at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the Associate Director of Admissions at Boston University, the Associate Dean of Admissions at Brandeis University, and the Assistant Dean for Graduate Recruitment at Kent State University.
During her 30 year career in higher education, Arlene has aligned herself in support of and in service to TRIO Programs and retention issues. She has worked closely with the UNCF, IHEP and other national organizations focused on the access and success of underrepresented and non-traditional student populations. An active member of NACAC, Cash served as the co-director of its CHIEF Enrollment Managers seminar. She is a member of the College Board's Commission on Access, Admissions and Success in Higher Education and their Task Force on Admissions for the 21st Century and serves on the Harvard Summer Admissions Program faculty. Arlene has provided commentary on the state of admissions on the Today Show, NPR and PBS, and in a number of print publications.
Cash graduated from Keuka College with a BA in English and Philosophy and earned her MA in Philosophy at Kent State University. She is currently in the University of Georgia School of Education Doctoral Program.