Oglethorpe University (OU) invites applicants for the position
of vice president of enrollment management. Reporting to the
president and serving as a member of the president’s senior
administrative leadership team, the vice president is responsible
for developing, communicating and executing an innovative and
sustainable enrollment strategy that supports Oglethorpe’s mission
The vice president oversees the dedicated staff in the offices
of Admission and Financial Aid and will collaborate with
institutional leadership on the development and execution of a
holistic enrollment management strategy that addresses the full
lifecycle of student enrollment from recruitment to graduation. The
vice president will develop effective and compelling communication
about the value and impact of an Oglethorpe education, helping to
distinguish the university in a competitive admission market.
Today, Oglethorpe enrolls 1,415 students, representing over 30
states and 17 countries. Students choose Oglethorpe because of its
small class sizes, mentorship provided by committed faculty and
staff, internship opportunities in the city of Atlanta and its
commitment to affordability. Among its many accolades, Oglethorpe
is the only school in Georgia, public or private, to be named among
the nation’s top 20 “best buy” schools in the latest Fiske
Guide to Colleges. In addition, Forbes ranks
Oglethorpe 33rd among America’s most entrepreneurial colleges, and
U.S. News & World Report recognizes it as the
14th most diverse student body among liberal arts colleges.
Additional information about Oglethorpe can be found at www.oglethorpe.edu.
The vice president for enrollment management will join
Oglethorpe at a moment of potential and will have an opportunity to
build more distinction in academic programming, student and alumni
success and contributions to the future of liberal arts and
sciences education. The vice president will assume a significant
and influential position in the university and have the opportunity
to make a tangible contribution to the future of OU. This is an
opportunity to lead the development of a new enrollment management
model and influence campus policy and operations regarding student
recruitment and retention. It is expected that the vice president
will utilize sophisticated data-informed strategies that result in
effective, creative and inspirational approaches to the promotion
of campus programs, innovative recruitment ideas, marketing,
financial aid leveraging, net tuition revenue goals and
This position will provide leadership both for enrollment of
traditional undergraduates and to Oglethorpe’s renewed focus on
adult learners, offering a vision for long-term enrollment success
in the context of ongoing national debates about value and
affordability. The vice president will build on Oglethorpe’s
success in enrolling a diverse student body while collaborating on
strategic opportunities to increase the enrollment funnel.
Partnering with the provost, the vice president for student affairs
and the campus community on student success initiatives, the vice
president will also develop programs to attract new students
seeking innovative programs, credentials, certificates or other
The successful candidate will provide vision, leadership and
expertise while demonstrating a deeply collaborative approach to
the work and a passion to advance the university’s commitment to
build a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community. The vice
president will also be a strong collaborator with excellent
interpersonal communication skills and will possess the
professional experience that will garner the trust and confidence
of the university community.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume
and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership
profile found at
www.wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration, application
materials should be received by June 17, 2022.
WittKieffer is assisting Oglethorpe University in this search.
Application materials should be submitted through WittKieffer's
portal. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed
to the university's consultants, Christine J. Pendleton and Shelley
Arakawa at OglethorpeVPEM@wittkieffer.com.
Oglethorpe University is an equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to
race; color; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation;
gender identity or gender expression; marital status; pregnancy;
childbirth or related medical conditions; age; disability; genetic
information; citizenship status; service member status; or any
other category protected by federal, state or local law.