David T. Poole

Director, Admissions

(305) 284-4773
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David T. Poole has served as Director of Admission for the College of Engineering since March 2001. A graduate of St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Poole began his professional career in media marketing and research in 1982.He then transitioned to enrollment management in 1987 by accepting a position at the University of Miami in the Undergraduate Admission Office. He has also held positions in enrollment management at Barry University and Florida International University, returning to UM in 2001.

Mr. Poole has 28 years of experience working with prospective undergraduate and graduate students from diverse populations from across the globe. He has specifically been focused on increasing participation of under-represented minority groups in study-ing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as a career choice and about the college’s focus on Educating Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders for Career Success. He has organized numerous activities and curricula, including pre-college summer camps and hands-on field activities in science and in engineering, here in the US and abroad.

He is the advisor for the Engineering Student Ambassadors, a group of outstanding engineering students who serve as representatives of the College to prospective stu-dents, visitors, alumni and to guests at special programs and activities. He is a member of the National Association College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and has presented for that organization frequently on topics relevant to recruitment and admissions. He is also actively involved with the Southeast Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME) and has organized numerous K-12 outreach programs. Additionally he is involved with NAFSA: Association of International Educators and with the Institute of International Education (IIE) in relationship to recruiting international students and to encourage more CoE students to participate in Study Abroad opportunities as an engineering student