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Position Description

The Vice President for Enrollment Management will oversee all aspects of enrollment management and engage the university community in achieving a bold vision for enrollment and student success.

Strategic Roadmap

The successful candidate will be a proven and forward-thinking enrollment leader with a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all its forms, excellence and access. The new Vice President will be a thought leader helping to achieve the vision and priorities of the university’s bold six-year plan titled A Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State.

About Kent State University

Helping students to find their purpose and forge their future, Kent State University is a leading public research university located in Northeast Ohio. Kent State offers an environment where pushing limits and respecting freedom of expression thrive. With a total enrollment of more than 38,000 students on its eight campuses coming from 50 states and 100 countries, Kent State is one of the largest university systems in the nation.
Fostering a diverse culture full of visionary ideas and ambitious people, Kent State ranks in the top tier of the Best National Universities list by U.S. News & World Report. From the certificate level to the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels, the university offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Kent State is illuminating the way across the globe with locations in New York, China, Italy, Switzerland and India.


Reporting to President Warren and partnering closely with the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will bring greater strategy, coordination, and analytical rigor to every phase of the enrollment process. The Vice President will serve on the President’s Cabinet and provide leadership for undergraduate admissions, financial aid, registrar, the One Stop for Student Services, and transfer recruitment and services, and lead an enrollment effort that is highly coordinated with, and responsive to, the needs of the colleges and campuses. The new leader will provide collaborative support for graduate and international recruitment and partner across the university to deliver the optimal enrollment program for Kent State to meet its short- and long-term enrollment goals and facilitate success in recruitment, retention, and student support for the future.

The successful candidate will be a proven and forward-thinking enrollment leader with a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all its forms, excellence and access. The new enrollment leader will possess the skill to lead enrollment in a complex environment; exceptional analytical capacity and technological sophistication; and an understating of holistic enrollment with attention to the entire student lifecycle. The personal values of integrity, teamwork, and compassion, as well as the ability to always put students first, are essential. A master’s degree is required; a doctoral degree is preferred.

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Employment Information

Kent State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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