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UMW Announces Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions

November 21, 2023

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce Jaime Ochoa as Registrar & Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Chrissy Stokes as Director of Admissions.

Jaime Ochoa and Chrissy Stokes
UMW has announced that Jaime Ochoa (left) has been named as Registrar & Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Chrissy Stokes (right) has been named as Director of Admissions.

Jaime Ochoa – Registrar & Senior Director of Enrollment Management

Originally from Aberdeen, Washington, Jaime served as Assistant Registrar at Whitworth University from 2017-22 before coming to Montana Western. In this role, she was the academic evaluator for graduate and continuing studies, VA certifying official, and oversaw the academic catalog publishing process.

In 2022, she started at UMW in the role of Registrar where she oversees catalog production, certifies student-athletes with the NAIA/NIRA, builds the course schedule, and helps to ensure that policies and procedures are followed. Over the summer, she began serving as both the Registrar & Interim Senior Director of Enrollment Management.

“With Jaime’s unwavering dedication in both these roles, I’m truly looking forward to what lies ahead, and I’m certain that her expertise and collaborative approach will empower Montana Western to excel in our enrollment and retention objectives,” said Dr. Johnny MacLean, Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

Jaime and her husband, Louie, have three daughters, ages 23, 19, and 5. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Business Analytics degree from the University of Montana. In her free time, she enjoys running and being outdoors as much as the weather allows.

“I’m thrilled to continue serving in the role of Senior Director of Enrollment Management while continuing my duties as the Registrar at Montana Western. I’m eager to not only meet, but exceed our enrollment goals, all while providing support systems to ensure the overall success of UMW students from admissions to graduation,” said Jaime.

Chrissy Stokes – Director of Admissions

Completing her bachelor’s degree in social science with an emphasis in psychology from Montana Western in 2013, Chrissy began working in the Admissions Office as an Admissions Representative in 2015. She previously served as the Associate Director of Admissions before serving as Interim Director of Admissions beginning this summer.

“We look forward to Chrissy serving in this new role and are excited for the enthusiasm and leadership that she will bring to this position,” said Senior Director of Enrollment Management, Jaime Ochoa.

“Growing up in the small town of Valier, Montana, I wanted to find a university where I would be more than just a number. I found my home at Montana Western and thrived in a learning environment with small class sizes and a very welcoming community. Since 2015, I have really enjoyed being able to connect with students and families and introduce them to all the opportunities that are available at Montana Western,” Chrissy said.