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Marymount’s Domes named president of Silver Lake College

Chris E. Domes, who has been on the staff of Marymount University in Arlington since 1996, has been named the 10th president of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, Wis.

Silver Lake College is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts college that was founded and continues to be sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

Domes currently serves as vice president for student development and enrollment management. He will assume his new duties at Silver Lake College prior to the start of the fall 2013 term.

"We welcome Dr. Domes to Silver Lake College and look forward to working with him to build upon the accomplishments of the leaders of the past and to grow Silver Lake College to new heights in the future," said Franciscan Sister of Charity Laura Wolf, CEO of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries.

During his tenure at Marymount, Domes led marketing and recruitment initiatives that grew full-time enrollments as well as the resident and minority student populations. He worked with faculty to develop and launch new academic programs and initiatives, and led the student affairs division through a period of reorganization.

Domes championed the development of a new residence hall and directed major renovation projects for student facilities.

Prior to serving as vice president, he served as dean of admission, developing and implementing the university's first comprehensive recruitment and marketing plan, which set the stage for a decade of enrollment growth.

Domes serves on local and national boards, including the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, the board of trustees for Leadership Arlington and the board of advisors for the National Research Center for College and University Admissions.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Silver Lake College, known for its strong sense of community, quality liberal arts program with professional preparation, and commitment to the success of each student," Domes said. "I look forward to working with the board of directors, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and the entire Silver Lake family - faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. Together I am confident that we will advance the college's mission rooted in Franciscan values of community, compassion, peacemaking and reverence for creation."

Domes earned his bachelor's degree in history and his master's degree in education and counseling psychology from St. Bonaventure University in New York. He completed his doctorate in higher education administration at George Washington University in Washington.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2013