Reine T. Sarmiento Is Appointed Lehman’s New Vice President of Enrollment Management

Vice President of Enrollment Management Reine T. Sarmiento

Reine T. Sarmiento, an education professional with more than 25 years of experience in key academic leadership roles, has been recently appointed the new Vice President of Enrollment Management and Associate Provost at Lehman College.

Vice President Sarmiento comes to Lehman with experience in both private and public colleges, including her most recent position as Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services at LaGuardia Community College. She has also served as the Registrar, Director of Financial Aid and Student Services, a Senior Admissions Advisor and Chief Operating Officer. The breadth and depth of her career will make her a valuable asset to the Lehman community.

“I am confident that Vice President Sarmiento will implement a strategic enrollment management plan with purpose and vision,” said Lehman Provost, Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa. “She fully understands the importance of every effort required to recruit, orient, support, retain and graduate our students.

At LaGuardia, Vice President Sarmiento supervised five departments and managed a budget of over $2.5 million. Between 2009 and 2013, she oversaw an impressive 13.3% increase in total student enrollment. Earlier in her career, Vice President Sarmiento was presented with the Top Recruiter Award, an honor for enrolling the most students in 1992, as senior admissions advisor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Diego.

One of her many significant career accomplishments were in collaboration with the financial aid office, bringing social services to economically disadvantaged students at LaGuardia with Single Stop USA, a program that helps students with benefits access, legal counseling, tax preparation and financial counseling. The college and Single Stop USA provided $1.4 million in funds for students during Vice President Sarmiento’s tenure.

Also while at LaGuardia, she led the way in the college’s successful conversion to CUNYFirst, the software that manages students’ education and records, finance and human resources and all college business operations.

Another important career milestone came after the 9/11 attacks when she helped lead college efforts to provide eastern medical treatments like acupuncture for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) workers at the Jacob Javits Center. At the time, she was the Chief Operating Officer at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

“Tenacity and passion for student success has been the hallmark of my career,” Vice President Sarmiento said.