Chris Wszalek Appointed Executive Director of Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently announced the appointment of Chris Wszalek to the position of executive director of graduate admissions and student recruitment, effective May 28.

Wszalek brings almost a decade of experience in master’s recruiting and enrollment from different colleges in New York State. He currently serves as director of graduate programs at the Reh School of Business at Clarkson University, where he has been since 2013. Prior to that, he was active in graduate student recruitment at Canisius College and as a recruiting manager at Robert Half International in finance and accounting.

His track record includes continuous years of growing master’s student enrollment, while simultaneously increasing student quality. In helping to achieve that, Wszalek forged partnerships with many colleges in the Northeast, creating funnels of prospective students. In addition to student recruiting, he was actively involved in MBA student academic advising and mentoring, AACSB accreditation, class scheduling, CRM and programmatic marketing. He was also instrumental in merging the Union College graduate program with Clarkson’s.

“Chris’ strong interpersonal skills, dynamic leadership, and care for student success will be assets to Whitman as we continue to further our full-time master’s programs as part of Whitman’s Second Century strategic plan,” said Alex McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master’s eduction.

Wszalek has a bachelor of science degree, as well as an MBA from Alfred University.

About the Whitman School

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University inspires students for a world of accelerating change. Offering B.S., MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Whitman School’s faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whitman continues to be ranked among the nation’s top business schools by U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. To learn more about the Whitman School of Management, visit

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is an independent research university that advances knowledge across disciplines to drive breakthrough discoveries and breakout leadership. Our 13 schools and colleges and over 200 majors close the gap between education and action, so graduates are equipped to be resourceful, responsive and real-world ready. In and beyond the classroom, we connect people, perspectives and practices to solve interconnected issues with innovative approaches. Together, we’re a powerful community of game changers that moves ideas, individuals and impact forward.