Vice President for Enrollment Management

DePauw University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. This cabinet level position serves as the University's chief enrollment officer with oversight of admissions, financial aid, and retention and with key responsibilities for recruiting and enrolling a highly talented, academically driven, and diverse student body. The Vice President for Enrollment Management will work closely with colleagues in strategic planning, student recruitment, financial aid, academic affairs, student academic life, and co-curricular programs such as Honors and Fellows and athletics to enhance and encourage student recruitment, retention, and growth.

DePauw is a nationally recognized, leading residential liberal arts college and school of music located 45 minutes from Indianapolis in Greencastle, Indiana (population 10,000). DePauw is dedicated to educating students from across the country and around the globe within a diverse and inclusive environment. For 179 years, the University has endeavored to innovate its academic approach to improve student outcomes and curate methods and pedagogy while maintaining the essence of a holistically beneficial liberal arts philosophy. DePauw's School of Music offers talented musicians the opportunity to develop their skills while receiving all the benefits of a strong liberal arts education. It lays claim to the heralded “21st-Century Musician Initiative,” a nationally recognized program which is re-imagining the skills, tools, and experiences necessary to create musicians of the future. DePauw has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,265 and is ranked #53 among National Liberal Arts Colleges in U.S. News & World Report 2017.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management provides leadership to the areas of administration related to admissions, financial aid, and retention while working with the President and other Cabinet colleagues to develop a plan for recruitment efforts that enhances financial access and is consonant with the University's strategic plan. Working closely with the School of Music and the Athletics Department, the Vice President will align the enrollment management efforts with the University's core values to recruit and retain a talented national and international student population.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management reports directly to the President is a valued member of the President's Cabinet and works closely with leadership and colleagues across the University. The Vice President oversees a budget of $3.5 million and leads a divisional team of approximately 35 staff. The Vice President for Enrollment Management oversees the departments of Admission and Financial Aid, which is made up of the following units: Recruitment, International, Retention, Visit Experience and Operations.

The Vice President must be a strategic thinker as well as a high-energy individual with a demonstrated capacity to lead the design and execution of an innovative, proactive, and effective admissions and recruiting program that advances DePauw's position as a leading national liberal arts institution and school of music. The Vice President must be committed to the mission of the University, embrace its values, and be dedicated to the pursuit of excellence locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Detailed information about the position, leadership agenda, desired skill sets, and application process are available in the search profile at Applications will be received until the position is filled, but in order to ensure full consideration by the search committee, applicants should have all required materials on file by April 11, 2017.

Ms. Julie E. Tea, Partner and Ms. Julie Williams-Krishnan, Senior Associate at Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP are assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates are encouraged to contact them at to arrange confidential conversations.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.