Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment Management

Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment Management

American University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment Management (VPUEM). 

Chartered by an Act of Congress in 1893, American University is a private, student-centered research institution located on a 90-acre campus in a residential neighborhood only a few miles from downtown Washington, DC. AU is home to seven prestigious schools and colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Affairs, Washington College of Law, Kogod School of Business, School of International Service, School of Communication, and School of Education—that draw upon the extraordinary cultural, scientific, public affairs, legal, business, international, and communications resources in the greater metropolitan area of Washington, DC. Recognized for its emphasis on personalized teaching and experiential education, the University, faculty, and students are deeply connected to the institutions and culture of the nation’s capital.

American University seeks a forward-thinking, data-driven, and strategic leader to serve in the newly created role of Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment Management. As the chief architect of undergraduate enrollment strategy at a complex institution, the VPUEM will be responsible for ensuring that the University optimizes its admissions, financial aid, and retention strategies to continue enrolling excellent, aspirational, and diverse classes of undergraduate students and supporting them through graduation. The VPUEM will oversee multiple units that work together to serve prospective, incoming, and continuing undergraduates: Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment, Financial Aid, Data Analytics, Enrollment Marketing and Communications, Student Thriving and Retention, and Operations. Reporting directly to President Sylvia Burwell, the VPUEM will be a member of the Cabinet and the President’s Council, and will manage a staff of 80, an operational budget of $10.5M, and a financial aid budget of more than $117M.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications confidentially to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director
Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Managing Director
Lisa Solinsky, Senior Associate

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