Enrollment Management Staff


Scott R. James, vice president of enrollment management and student life, provides strategic leadership in the areas of undergraduate and graduate admissions, financial aid, registrar, academic advising, veterans' affairs, and student life. Working closely with the other divisions of the university, the enrollment management and student life division is responsible for student access, persistence and success. Dr. James holds a BA in psychology from Boston University, an MEd in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University, and an EdD in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University. sjames@salemstate.edu or 978.542.6243

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Bruce Perry, assistant dean of enrollment management and student life, serves as the program coordinator for the university’s family and parent programming and new student orientation. Working on special projects for the vice president, he also coordinates assessment activities, social media, and civic engagement for the division. Bruce earned a BA in psychology from Bates College, an MPA from the University of New Hampshire and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Bruce can be reached at bperry@salemstate.edu or 978.542.6435.

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Sam Ohannesian, director of enrollment services and veterans' affairs, serves as the university's primary contact for all issues related to the recruitment, admission and enrollment of veterans. As an enrollment services associate, Sam also assists students across the institution when they have issues that require the coordination of multiple offices on campus. Sam also assists the office's vice president with special projects. Sam holds a BS in business administration and an MEd in higher education-student affairs from Salem State. Sam can be contacted at: sohannesian@salemstate.edu or 978.542.6085


Maria Machado, staff assistantassists the vice president with meeting arrangements, the coordination of enrollment development events and other division-wide initiatives. Maria holds a BS in business administration from Salem State. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott James, please contact Maria at 978.542.6243 or mmachado@salemstate.edu.