Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Recruitment & Associate Dean of Admissions

The University of Arizona (UA), a world-renowned research institution, is seeking nominations and applications for an inaugural Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Planning and Recruitment and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Admissions (AVP).

Reporting to Kasey Urquidez, Ed.D., Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Advancement and Dean, Undergraduate Admissions, the Assistant Vice President will join the university during a time of continuous growth – in reputation, reach and size – and increasing focus on enrollment and retention. The new AVP will help lead a division charged with attracting, enrolling, retaining and graduating students that are competitive in academics and reflect the rich diversity of the state of Arizona and the world. With responsibility for freshman and transfer recruitment and early outreach, the AVP will be a senior leader in the unit and primarily charged with developing, articulating and implementing a plan to accomplish the university’s ambitious growth strategy.

The UA, in its quest to serve as a distinctive, student-centered national research university and force for societal good is willing to take calculated risks and engage students and families in new ways. The successful candidate will be interested in and excited about advancing the UA’s extraordinary mission of access and excellence. The AVP is expected to capitalize on the considerable interest in and institutional support for his or her area with vigor, enthusiasm, an inclusive leadership style, outstanding communication skills and vision for what is possible, reflecting the entrepreneurial outlook that characterizes the university. The successful candidate will be a seasoned admissions/enrollment professional with a passion for public education and demonstrable skills in the advancement of the University of Arizona’s mission of access and excellence. The AVP will also have a track record of success with a highly diverse staff and student body, preferably in a large, complex organization. Superior understanding of big data, analytics and information systems is essential.

Home of the fiercely proud Wildcats, the UA is a premier public research university, ranked among the best in the world. The UA is rooted in rich history and tradition. Rising from the sands of the Sonoran Desert in 1885, the university today is vibrant and thriving and on the cutting edge of education, discovery and impact – the opportunities at the University of Arizona are limitless. As the state’s land-grant university, the UA honors its threefold commitment to education, research and community service. With a population of 43,600 total students, the UA has a reputation as a global leader in the preparation of students for life beyond graduation. As a proud member of the American Association of Universities (AAU), the UA is at the forefront of research with a constant drive to advance the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships. Bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, the UA ranks 21st among all public universities. Additional information may be found at the UA’s website: 

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, available at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of Arizona’s consultants Amy Crutchfield and Patricia Coleman at The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of the assistant for the search, Laura Novak, at 630-575-6943.


The University of Arizona values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.