VP of Partner Relationships
Karen has over 15+ years of higher education experience. During that time, she held multiple roles leading enrollment management, marketing, & communication, CRM implementation, student success and institutional retention efforts.
Prior to joining Synergis, she served as an Assistant Vice President at Tarleton State University. For the five years prior, she was the Executive Director of Student Success and Retention for Purdue University Northwest (PNW). As part of the provost’s leadership team, she was responsible for retention initiatives and enrollment strategy for academic programs across 2 campuses including 6 colleges and two schools as well as supplemental instruction and support services. Karen also served as the Executive Director of Admissions at PNW.
Additionally, Karen served as the Director of Enrollment at Indiana Wesleyan University, working directly for the university after previously spending 6 years supporting the full-service OPM. She held progressive enrollment management roles during her tenure, building high-performing teams that exceeded enrollment targets and increased revenue in multiple states.
Stachyra earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.