President ReBecca Koenig Roloff ’76 announced today the hiring of John Pyle, EdD, as the Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics at St. Catherine University. Pyle was selected for the position following a national search and will join the University in March 2021. He will oversee all aspects of recruitment, admissions, retention, tuition and aid, and athletics for the University.
“We are pleased to have John as part of the St. Catherine leadership team and the experience he will bring to this role,” said Roloff. “He brings a great depth and breadth of experience within higher education to this position, and we look forward to the insights he will bring to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse student body of women who will become the leaders of tomorrow.”
In his most recent position, Pyle served as the Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Enrollment at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. In this role, his responsibilities included the areas of admission, enrollment technology, and financial aid across the Webster global network along with operations for Webster’s online learning center and the university’s military and metro locations throughout the United States. During his time at Webster, Pyle also led the extension of the university’s business model along with expansion efforts into new markets and partnerships.
Prior to this, Pyle was the Executive Vice President with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where he led admissions, athletics, financial aid, marketing, online delivery, and campus services. He was responsible for the annual operational plan and the advancement of the university’s strategic objectives, and was instrumental in guiding Saint Mary’s expansion in Rochester, MN, to support collaboration with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
"I am excited to join the University and work alongside faculty and staff to advance the mission as we continue to create pathways so more women may benefit from the St. Kate’s experience on their leadership journey,” said Pyle. “St. Catherine programs and the community offer so much. It is an honor to serve the University and share the opportunities that await future students."
Pyle holds a doctorate in Leadership from Saint Mary’s University and a masters in Education from Immaculata University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Kutztown University. In addition, Pyle completed the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Institute for Higher Education.