Trent University’s director of Recruitment and Admissions, Kevin Whitmore, was recognized for his leadership and contributions with the Award of Excellence from the Ontario University Registrar’s Association (OURA) at the annual OURA Conference on February 25, 2021.
“Kevin has been a stellar leader at Trent who has melded his exceptional knowledge of domestic and international admissions and zest for recruitment with his calm, kind and warm nature to bring Trent to new heights in enrolment,” Marilyn Burns, vice-president, communications and enrolment, stated in the nomination letter. “Kevin demonstrates how collaboration across the full spectrum of academic and administrative departments makes us all stronger.”
Mr. Whitmore started at Trent in 2011 in the role of manager of Admissions. In 2015, Mr. Whitmore became director of Recruitment and Admissions where he oversees a team that spans Trent’s two campuses in Peterborough and Durham Greater Toronto Area. During that time, Trent has seen successive years of growth in new student intake, creating healthy enrolment that contributed to the institution’s financial stability during the pandemic.
“I am truly honoured and humbled to receive the 2020 OURA Award of Excellence,” said Mr. Whitmore. “This award is a reflection of an amazing team that I am proud to work with on a daily basis. Together we have celebrated many accomplishments and enrolment milestones at Trent. I look forward to many more.”
OURA’s Awards of Excellence are designed to recognize the everyday excellence of the employees of the OURA member institution, within the Registrariat, admissions, recruitment and liaison, graduate studies, records and systems, and scholarships and awards. Each year, at the OURA conference, one award per member institution is given.