at the University
of West Georgia
The University of West Georgia is looking for a
dynamic, innovative, and visionary Vice President of
Strategic Enrollment Management to provide strategic
leadership related to student enrollment, including oversight of
Enrollment Management personnel and the institutional Admissions
and Financial Aid enterprises. As a member of the President’s
Cabinet, the Vice President will work collaboratively to review,
develop, establish, and implement University policies and
procedures. The Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management
reports to the President.
For complete information, see the
Search Profile at https://myersmcrae.com/skins/userfiles/files/UWG-VPSEM.pdf.
About the University of West Georgia
Since 1906, the University of West
Georgia has been home to those who seek a transformative
college experience. UWG is a leading residential, doctoral
comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and
graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation.
Nestled on a picturesque 645 acres, the
University of West Georgia is just 50 miles west of Atlanta.
Serving more than 13,400 students across nine academic units, the
University is known for its innovative academic programs and
student-centered environment. It is a regional powerhouse with
locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia. With
students from 36 states and 69 countries, UWG is locally connected
and globally relevant.
Perennially ranked by U.S. News &
World Report, the Princeton Review,
and Colleges of Distinction as a top national
university, the University currently offers 92 programs of study:
45 bachelor’s; 24 master’s; six specialist; five doctoral; nine
post-baccalaureate; two post-master certificates, and one
The University of West Georgia generates a
regional economic impact of more than $632 million and provides a
safe, quality, and affordable educational experience that
UWG has been recognized by the Carnegie
Foundation for its institutional commitment to community engagement
through teaching, research, and public service with the Community
Engagement Classification. UWG was one of only 119 U.S. colleges
and universities to receive the elective classification in 2020 and
joins the ranks of only 359 institutions nationally.
The Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management ensures
divisional objectives align with the University’s strategic plan,
mission, and goals. The Vice President implements a strategic plan
for Enrollment Management units that provide services to students
on all campuses and sites of the University.
View the 2021-2026 strategic plan Becoming
Duties & Responsibilities
- Performs related duties as assigned to support the mission of
- Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational
goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating
- Articulates student enrollment vision consistent with the
University’s mission and strategic initiatives.
- Directs formulation, implementation, and enhancement of
recruiting strategies, including marketing plans for recruitment
and retention of students, enrollment policy, divisional
operations, and services.
- Collaborates closely with University Marketing and
Communications (UCM) leadership and other campus program leadership
for the development and implementation of institutional marketing
- Leads the Enrollment Management Council (a university-wide
committee) with representatives from functional areas that are
essential to strategic recruitment and retention initiatives.
- Provides leadership for functional areas of staff development,
budget management and resource allocation, strategic planning and
assessment, and policy making and enforcement.
- Develops, manages, and adheres to annual department budgets for
the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity
- Advises the President on enrollment trends that impact
regional, national, and international enrollment outcomes.
- Develops and mentors leaders within the Division of Enrollment
Management while preparing them for future leadership roles within
Education and Experience Requirements
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution, doctoral degree
- Nine or more years of related work experience
- Campaign and leadership experience
- Experience providing enrollment management leadership at a
regional comprehensive public institution preferred
Living in Carrollton, “The City of Dreams,” offers the advantages
of city life with a small-town vibe. This progressive community
with Southern flair offers plenty of shopping, restaurants,
nightlife opportunities, and cultural events. Named a City of
Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small
Southern Towns, Carrollton is the cultural, educational, health
care, and commercial center for the west Georgia region.
At the heart of Carrollton is its historic
downtown and Adamson Square lined with shops, galleries, and
restaurants. Each season offers unique local events and
opportunities for year-round recreation. Outdoor activities abound
through award-winning spaces including an 18-mile paved walking and
biking Greenbelt trail that encircles the city and passes through
The city embraces the University’s students,
faculty, and staff, and welcomes the diversity UWG brings to the
Invested in education with highly rated city
and county K-12 systems, both city and county public school
graduation rates are 90% and above and rank among the top in the
nation by U.S. News & World Report.
APPLICATION & NOMINATION PROCESS
Applications and inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are
Application packet must include: a) A letter of application that
addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position,
b) Current curriculum vitae, including past and current research,
and c) At least five references with full contact information
including e-mails (References will not be contacted without consent
Submit application packet (preferably as PDFs) to: UWG-VP-SEM@myersmcrae.com
Additional information will be requested upon receipt of
Review of applications begins immediately. For best
consideration, submit applications by August 12,
2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is
Submit nominations to: UWG-VP-SEMemail@example.com with
complete contact and e-mail information for the individual being
Kenny Daugherty, President of Myers McRae
Executive Search and Consulting, is assisting the
University of West Georgia with this search.
The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action,
Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages the
applications and nominations of women and minorities. University
System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion
of a background check as a prior condition of employment. The
University of West Georgia does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation,
age, marital or veteran status, political affiliation, or the
presence of a non-job-related condition or handicap under Federal
or State law.