May 03, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 15

Eric Forbes Named New Director of Admissions

Administrator Moves to New Post After Serving as Operations Director

Eric Forbes, who has served as director of operations in Admissions and Records since 1994, became the university's new A&R director on April 23.

Forbes succeeds Lorraine Newlon, who retired as director after more than 35 years of dedicated service to Northridge (see story above).

"Eric brings a wealth of experience in responsible positions in Admissions and Records," said Undergraduate Studies Associate Vice President Margaret Fieweger in announcing Forbes' appointment.

In 1980, he became assistant registrar for the university, moving on to the position of registrar in 1983 and the operations directorship in 1994.

Forbes served "a pivotal role" in reengineering Admissions and Records production teams with a point-of-service orientation, Fieweger said. He has created training programs, including procedures manuals and audiovisual supports, to ensure that systems such as SOLAR (Student On-Line Administrative Resources) are used efficiently on campus and that they reflect current academic policies and procedures.

A leader in campus technology based projects, Forbes has served as a consultant to various university divisions as well as other California State University campuses seeking to transition from one student information system to another.

Former editor and associate director of two national educational publishing companies, Forbes introduced data optical imaging to Northridge's application systems and expanded that technology, reducing the time required for application processing.

The new director, who has taught philosophy both at Northridge and at St. John's Seminary College, received bachelor's and master's degrees in philosophy from St. John's and DePaul University, respectively.

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