Bankston, Murray Appointed to New Positions in Admissions
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Two veteran members of Illinois Wesleyan’s admissions staff have
been appointed to new leadership roles in the University’s Office of Admissions.
Tony Bankston, associate dean of admissions, has been named acting dean of admissions
while Bob Murray, associate dean of admissions, has been named acting dean of enrollment
Illinois Wesleyan President Richard F. Wilson announced the appointments on Wednesday
Jerry Pope, dean of admissions since 2003, announced his resignation from that post
on October 12.
“I am grateful that Tony and Bob have agreed to step into these critical positions.
It is gratifying that the University is able to turn to such seasoned admissions professionals
to provide leadership and continuity,” said Wilson. “I am confident that they will
lead our very talented admissions staff to another successful recruiting year.”
Bankston graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in 1991 as an English and history double
major and began working as an admission counselor in July 1992. At Illinois Wesleyan,
he competed in varsity soccer, and he coached both the men's and women's soccer teams
Murray, a 1982 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan, majored in business administration and
began working for the Office of Admission immediately following graduation. Murray
is currently serving his third term as a member of the Executive Board of the Illinois
Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC). He is serving a three-year term
as a national delegate to the National Association for College Admission Counseling