Vice President for Enrollment Management

The University of St. Thomas, a Catholic comprehensive urban university based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, seeks a collaborative, experienced and strategic leader to serve as its next vice president for enrollment management.

Founded by Archbishop John Ireland in 1885 to give working-class and immigrant communities access to high-quality Catholic higher education, St. Thomas enrolls nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students at eight colleges and schools. It is the largest private university in Minnesota and known nationally for academic excellence that prepares students for the complexities of the contemporary world. The University is well known for delivering a strong liberal arts core while also contributing to the discourse of today’s most demanding fields – roughly 50 percent of St. Thomas students graduate with a degree from the Opus College of Business or School of Engineering. In addition, the University will continue its mission of educational access by launching the Dougherty Family College in fall 2017, a two-year college offering associate degrees in liberal arts. The University of St. Thomas continues as a model mission-centric, comprehensive institution of higher learning serving a broad base of eager, degree-seeking constituents.

The new vice president will join St. Thomas during a time of transformation and opportunity. In February 2016 St. Thomas launched its branding campaign, "All for the Common Good,” as an essential component of the university’s strategic-plan priority to enhance the visibility and profile of the institution. To further this plan, St. Thomas seeks an enrollment leader who will expand the university’s reach to prospective students regionally and nationally, while constantly striving to support access and diversity in all its forms. The vice president will imagine, develop and implement a strategic vision for enrollment that aligns with the bold aspirations of the university. The vice president will provide leadership for admissions and financial, and is the key leader tasked with recruiting, admitting and enrolling students who are academically strong and socially aware.

The vice president will be committed to embracing and extending St. Thomas’s mission as a Catholic institution. This is a significant leadership position with the opportunity to greatly impact the enrollment trajectory of an institution that is dedicated to educating students “to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.” The next vice president will be a strong and thoughtful leader with exceptional analytic, interpersonal and communication skills and the enthusiasm to partner with the president, provost, other university leaders, deans, faculty, staff and students as an ambitious plan for St. Thomas’s future is executed. The successful candidate will be a skilled leader with the ability to motivate a dedicated team and foster enthusiasm for change. She or he will embrace the best use of current technology in the execution of an enrollment strategy that is forward-looking, statistically informed and focused on continuous improvement. The new vice president will possess a track record of enrollment success; an entrepreneurial spirit and positive attitude; high level of technical competence; and unwavering commitment to access and diversity.

Located in the Twin Cities, St. Thomas offers one exciting urban environment with two distinctive campuses. The main campus is located in a beautiful St. Paul neighborhood along the Mississippi River just minutes from the learning, internship and entertainment opportunities of downtown Minneapolis, the heart of which is home to its newest campus facilities. For additional information about the University of St. Thomas, visit

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 St. Thomas’s consultants, Amy Crutchfield, Jennifer Desjarlais and Melissa Fincher, 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 St. Thomas 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.