Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Life

Loyola University New Orleans, a comprehensive university offering a transformative Jesuit education in one of the most exciting cities in America, seeks an inaugural senior vice president for enrollment management and student life. The senior vice president will work with key stakeholders to reimagine, build and assess the optimal student experience for Loyola students into the next decade and beyond. Developing and leading a newly formulated unit charged with leadership of the Loyola student experience from pre-enrollment through graduation, the new senior vice president will provide strategic, visionary and over-arching leadership to a constellation of offices and services that are currently organized as three distinct administrative areas of the university: enrollment, student affairs, and marketing and communications as well all of their component departments.  

The senior vice president will join the university as Loyola's first lay president begins her tenure and will have the opportunity to make a transformative contribution to Loyola University New Orleans in this newly created role. Loyola’s senior vice president must be a star enrollment leader who is a bold, inventive and experienced professional bringing superior leadership, organizational, execution and change management skills and a record of accomplishment in building a successful enrollment management program. The university seeks an innovative and collaborative professional who has the vision and confidence to ask insightful questions that promote open dialogue. The senior vice president will assume responsibility for strategic positioning of the university and keep the student experience always at the forefront including proactive attention to matters influencing persistence to graduation and student satisfaction. Loyola takes particular pride in the racial and socio-economic diversity of its student body and seeks a leader with experience and commitment to enhancing inclusion efforts at all levels of the university. By including marketing and communications in the unit, the university will give particular attention to strategic messaging, brand enhancement and creative outreach as part of a revitalized enrollment and student life strategy.

Loyola is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the South and is comprised of five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business; the College of Music and Fine Arts; the College of Nursing and Health; and the College of Law. The university enrolls 2800 undergraduates and has a total enrollment of 4200 students. After a period of financial realignment, the university is now planning for strategic growth and continuing investment in its mission and programs. Loyola’s priorities include a proactive focus on issues of access, affordability, outcomes, efficiency, and overall value to grow and thrive in the years ahead. Creating the position of senior vice president for enrollment and student life is a key step in offering a seamless, clearly articulated and coherent student experience.

New Orleans, LA is one of America’s great cities and is currently enjoying a period of economic and creative growth and success. Smart Asset recently named New Orleans the nation’s No. 1 city for creative professionals. The university plays a key role in the increasingly innovative and entrepreneurial trajectory of New Orleans.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are encouraged to file their materials as soon as possible. Candidates should provide a professional resume and a letter of application that addresses the themes and responsibilities described in the leadership profile available at These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Loyola's consultants Robin Mamlet, Sheila Murphy and Jennifer Pickard at The consultants can be reached through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.

Loyola University New Orleans does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran's status, or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions.