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Shari Payne

Vice President for Enrollment


Shari Payne oversees all recruitment aspects of the admissions process.

She has more than 20 years of experience in admissions, financial aid and academic affairs, and directs an overarching recruitment plan to bring a high achieving and diverse student body to Waynesburg, with the goal of maintaining the academic excellence of the University.

Prior to joining Waynesburg University, Dr. Payne served as the vice president for enrollment management at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where she was responsible for student enrollment, including the recruitment of new students and the retention of continuing students.

Dr. Payne previously served in various roles at Robert Morris University, including dean of engaged learning, director of academic of operations and director of financial aid.



B.A. in English writing, University of Pittsburgh; M.S. in communications, Robert Morris University; Ed.D. in higher education administration, University of Pittsburgh