LeAnn Hughes Named Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing at Illinois Wesleyan
Aug. 25, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — LeAnn Hughes has been named vice president for enrollment and
marketing at Illinois Wesleyan, a new position that will lead the reorganized admissions,
financial aid, marketing and communications functions at the University.
Currently vice president of enrollment and marketing at Tusculum College in Greeneville,
Tenn., Hughes will begin her new role at Illinois Wesleyan on Oct. 3. She will have
responsibility for first-year and transfer admissions, enrollment, financial aid,
marketing and communications.
“We are pleased that LeAnn will be joining us at Illinois Wesleyan,” said President
Eric Jensen. “I am confident her experience providing strategic leadership in enrollment
and marketing will guide us as we continue to expand our geographic reach and expand
our commitment to diversity in our recruitment efforts.”
Hughes was selected following a national search. She was recruited to her vice presidency
at Tusculum after spending 12 years at King University in Bristol, Tenn., where she
was named vice president of marketing and enrollment management in 2005, after serving
in leadership roles for fundraising and communications operations.
At King University, Hughes helped lead a regional college of 800 students into position
as a doctoral granting institution with an international enrollment.
“I am delighted to be a part of Illinois Wesleyan and look forward to applying my
skills and background to such an exceptional liberal arts institution,” said Hughes.
“It is an honor to have been selected for the position, and I anticipate a mutually
exciting and rewarding opportunity as we work to reach Illinois Wesleyan’s strategic
goals in enrollment and marketing.”
Hughes earned a bachelor of arts in English at the University of Tennessee, where
she was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, and received her master of arts in English
at East Tennessee State University. She also has a Certificate in Fundraising Management
from Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy.