Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
The University of Memphis (UofM) invites inquiries and nominations
for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management.
Located in a quiet metropolitan residential neighborhood of
Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a top-tier R1 research university.
Founded in 1912, the UofM welcomes nearly 22,000 students every
year across two primary campuses – Central Campus and UofM Lambuth
– and through its extension campus and UofM Global. Students and
faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM
experience, which is a strength and a point of pride. The campus
boasts 25 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of
Excellence. The UofM is inextricably linked to the city in which it
resides. Memphis is an endlessly captivating city that has
world-class museums; natural beauty and wonder; major events and
festivals; and nationally recognized music, arts and food scenes.
It's one of America's great southern cities overflowing with warm
hospitality and rich in history, culture and attractions — a
perfect urban university setting.
Following recent institutional records in overall fundraising,
academics, athletics and endowments, this is a time of tremendous
momentum and opportunity for the UofM community. This spirit will
be reflected in enrollment management as the Vice President will
facilitate the development and implementation of the University's
strategic enrollment management plan and promote institution-wide
recruitment, retention and completion of initiatives. The Vice
President will report to Dr. David J.
, who began his tenure as Executive Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Provost on July 1, 2023. With
responsibility for undergraduate admissions, financial aid and the
registrar, the Vice President will bring creativity, innovation and
a strategic mindset to all areas of enrollment management in order
to help fulfill the UofM's aspirations as outlined in the
Memphis Strategic Plan Ascend - 2023-28.
Critical to this effort, the Vice President for Enrollment
Management will collaborate with faculty, staff, administration,
student organizations and community groups to support transparency
and information sharing, and the Vice President will ensure that
all students have access to all pertinent information and resources
in the enrollment process. The new leader will build synergies and
collaborative partnerships across the institution to utilize
innovative technologies and data-informed strategies and to ensure
a return on investment in achieving enrollment and financial
The Vice President will embed a commitment to inclusion and access
in all areas of enrollment management — both for the team in the
division and the students they serve. A commitment to understanding
the city of Memphis and its relationship to the University will be
essential. The successful candidate will possess great analytical
and technological depth with enrollment management systems, vendors
and customer relationship software; the ability to improve upon
every metric in the enrollment inputs; a commitment to the UofM
students and their welfare; and a proven capacity for pairing
enrollment priorities with institutional values and aspirations.
The new Vice President will also be a strong collaborator with
superior interpersonal communication skills and an ability to
garner the trust and confidence of senior leaders, faculty, campus
constituents and division staff.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as two separate documents, a CV or
resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the
leadership profile found at
. Professional references are not requested
at this time.
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Memphis in this search.
For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received
by September 25, 2023.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
The University of Memphis does not discriminate against students,
employees or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of
race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as
a protected veteran, genetic information or any other legally
protected class with respect to all employment, programs and
activities sponsored by the University of Memphis. The following
position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding
non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies: Director for
Institutional Equity/Title VI Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 156 Administration
Building, 901.678.2713. The University of Memphis policy on
nondiscrimination can be found at https://memphis.policytech.com/dotNet/documents/?docid=430.