USF Welcomes New Vice President for Admissions

August 1, 2017 | Joliet, Ill.

The University of St. Francis (USF) welcomes Eric Wignall, new Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Services, to the university’s leadership team. Wignall comes to St. Francis after serving as the vice president for enrollment management for the past seven years at Ancilla College in Plymouth, Ind. Wignall was influential in doubling Ancilla’s enrollment, creating new academic programs and expanding the athletic presence at the Catholic junior college. Prior to Ancilla, Wignall served in faculty and staff roles at Valparaiso University, Purdue University-Calumet and Governor’s State University.

“I am honored to serve at the University of St. Francis, a university dedicated to enhancing student lives and providing amazing educational opportunities,” Wignall said. “I look forward to working together with the faculty, staff, and students to deliver a compelling vision of what the university offers to the widest possible audience. The more people learn about St. Francis, the more students will want to join this community and build their knowledge and future here.”

“We are excited to have Eric join the University of St. Francis team,” said Arvid Johnson, USF president. “He brings a wealth of experience, a creative mindset, and a ‘can-do’ attitude to this important role.”

Wignall has a degree in history from the University of Essex in Colchester, England and degrees in history and political science from Indiana State University.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 3,900 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 48,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu. University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.