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Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

University of California San Diego
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents
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Full Time
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At the University of California San Diego, a commitment to innovation and taking the path less traveled are guiding principles. Since its founding in 1960 as a forward-thinking research institution for graduate and undergraduate study, UC San Diego has grown to become one of the most prominent research universities in the world with an enrollment of over 40,000 students. For the class of 2025, UC San Diego received more than 140,000 applications — the second highest in the nation. Within this remarkable context of growth, the university is seeking a new Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

UC San Diego seeks to build upon a history of success and continue the current momentum in enrollment to advance a best-in-class operation that is dynamic, innovative, market facing, responsive and nimble, fostering academic excellence and a diverse student population. Reporting to Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management will provide leadership, strategic direction and coordination for a comprehensive and aggressive enrollment initiative consistent with the goals of the university's strategic plan and the University of California system mission. The Associate Vice Chancellor will provide visionary leadership to a team of more than 150 staff members in the offices of Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Enrollment Analytics, Enrollment Management Technology Services, Creative Services, the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) and the Enrollment Management Business Office, while also providing campus-wide management, leadership and accountability for Enrollment Management.

UC San Diego’s new enrollment leader will bring a national perspective on enrollment management; establish best practices for a data-centric and student-focused enrollment management culture; provide exceptional leadership and support for a dedicated team; and introduce ideas and innovations that will achieve institutional aspirations, such as becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution, while being responsive to California’s educational pipeline of outstanding and diverse students. The Associate Vice Chancellor will demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills to work in a highly collaborative manner in a complex and matrixed environment with a strong culture of faculty shared governance.

The mission of UC San Diego is to transform California and a diverse global society by educating a broad array of learners, generating and disseminating knowledge and creative works and engaging in public service. The vision of the University is to align efforts in support of its mission as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. 

UC San Diego students learn that knowledge isn’t just acquired in the classroom — life is their laboratory. With annual research expenditures of $1.45 billion and revenues of more than $6.1 billion, UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report and ranked number one in the nation for public service by Washington Monthly. Located near the Pacific Ocean on approximately 1,200 acres of coastal woodland in La Jolla, California, the University's main campus encompasses seven undergraduate residential colleges; six academic divisions; and six graduate and professional schools, including a medical school, school of pharmacy, school of public health and school of marine sciences. Visit for more information.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as three separate documents, a CV or resume, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a diversity statement (see Contributions to Diversity for more information). Professional references are not requested at this time.


WittKieffer is assisting the University of California San Diego in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 1, 2021.


Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. In addition, candidates must apply through UC San Diego's online portal via this link prior to the above date.


Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:


Shelley Arakawa, J.D., Amy Crutchfield, Suzanne Teer and Bree Liddell


The University of California San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Diversity is a defining feature of the University of California, which embraces it as a source of strength. Differences —of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, abilities, experience and more —enhance the university’s ability to achieve its core missions of public service, teaching, and research. UC welcomes faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds and wants everyone at UC to feel respected and valued.

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