Vice President of Enrollment Management


Chicago State University (CSU) invites applications and nominations for a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the Vice President of Enrollment Management (VPEM). The new VPEM must be a highly-skilled, experienced, and innovative executive who will serve as the University’s chief strategist on all matters related to undergraduate, graduate and professional program enrollment. Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the VPEM will help lead the process of renewal and transformation under President Zaldwaynaka Scott, whose term began in July 2018. The President’s student-centered vision focuses on the advancement of the current outstanding academic programs, as well as the development of new, innovative, and relevant programs to meet the needs of industries and employers of the twenty-first century. Top priorities for the President include an unwavering focus on sustainable enrollment growth and student success.

The individual chosen for this role must be a competent collaborator and integrator, building cross-functional teams to produce a formal inclusive plan for increasing and sustaining enrollment growth, retaining students through graduation, and providing a comprehensive, seamless student experience from application to graduation at all levels within the University. The development of an integrated student experience model, based on enrollment management best practices, data analysis, with clearly identified and aligned goals, which actively support student success, will be a primary task for the new VPEM.  The VPEM will lead and develop five departments, specifically Admissions; Financial Aid; Registrar, Records and Registration; Institutional Effectiveness and Research; and Veteran’s Affairs. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced enrollment management leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, proven management record of implementing best practices, fresh thinking, and an eye for innovation and creativity.

Chicago State University (CSU), founded in 1867, is the oldest public university in the Chicago Metropolitan area. The University’s five colleges—Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, and Pharmacy— offer over 70 undergraduate and graduate degree-granting and non-degree programs. Under the current administration, the institution is partnering with area high schools and community colleges to increase college opportunities. CSU is committed to equity in education. The University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center recently ranked Chicago State University first in Illinois and tied for second nationwide among public universities for educating and supporting African American students. Additionally, CSU is ranked the number one Midwest Pharmacy School for educating minority students by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Furthermore, CSU has a Division of Continuing Education and Non-Traditional Programs that proudly serves the community with extension courses, distance learning, and not-for-credit programs. The University serves as the most prominent civic, cultural, and community-oriented space on the greater South Side of Chicago by hosting a multitude of athletic, educational, and recreational activities. CSU is also known for its impressive landscape, sitting on 161 wooded acres featuring large tracts of open space and beautiful trees. The campus is located near the recently-renovated CTA 95th Street station, the Metra station under renovation (as led by CSU), as well as other transit systems that all provide commuter students, faculty and staff convenient access to the campus.

A minimum of five years at a senior administrative level within higher education or other executive level experience in a comparable position outside of education is required. A bachelor’s degree with demonstrated leadership in strategic enrollment management, including developing and implementing data-driven programs, budgetary and personnel responsibilities, enrollment management planning, contract management and program development experience are needed. An advanced degree is preferred.

Candidate screening will begin immediately. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current resume/curriculum vitae; and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers, and email addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should provide the name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Chicago State University in an expedited search process.


Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Marion Frenche, Practice Leader, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Search Manager and Senior Executive Search Consultant

Susan Hall, Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272




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Chicago State University supports the principles of equal opportunity in employment and education. The University seeks to ensure that no person will encounter discrimination in employment or education on the basis of age, color, disability, sex, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. This policy is applicable to both the employment practices and administration of programs and activities within the University. It is the policy of the University that no person shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or in any way be subject to discrimination in any program or activity at the University.