Harris Search Associates to lead Michigan State University Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy search
Michigan State University (MSU) has selected Harris Search Associates to lead the search to identify its next Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy. The Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy provides strategic and operational direction for the Office of Admissions, working closely with Michigan State University’s academic leadership team.
The Executive Director provides leadership in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the recruitment, application, and admissions strategy and operations for undergraduate programs at Michigan State University. The Executive Director will guide a next-generation enrollment strategy using advanced analytics and leading technologies to transform Michigan State into an industry-leader in admissions and recruitment. The Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy is charged with building an enrollment strategy that accounts for changing in the higher education landscape and changing demographics in the State of Michigan.
The highly visible, professional position interacts regularly with senior administration officials, faculty, professional staff, and outside constituents. The Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy leads and manages the Office of Admissions (OA), including high school relations, transfer recruitment and services, international student admissions, campus visit programs, and office operations. The Executive Director will also oversee OA’s operational support of application processing and evaluation for graduate and professional programs, including the College of Human Medicine and the College of Law. Major responsibilities include the development, design, and implementation of recruitment efforts to support the University’s goals for new undergraduate students. The Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy is responsible for undergraduate admissions policy and supervision of applications processing. The Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy coordinates campus-wide recruitment efforts for entering freshmen and transfer students. The Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy serves as a key partner in the student success initiatives, including the implementation of new student-focused technologies including a modernized enterprise Student Information System (SIS).
The position reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Academic Initiatives, who reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Founded in 1855, Michigan State University (msu.edu) has always been an innovator in research, teaching, and application of knowledge. In 1863, Michigan State was designated the beneficiary of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act endowment, becoming the pioneer land-grant college in the United States and serving as a prototype for future institutions. From these origins, Michigan State has evolved into a comprehensive, global, world-class university with a full spectrum of programs and attracting a diverse set of gifted professors, staff members, and students. The University has been an elected member of the Association of American Universities since 1964. Michigan State enrolls approximately 51,000 students, including 11,300 graduate and professional College students, and it employs more than 11,600 faculty and staff members. The University offers more than 200 programs of study at the bachelor, masters and doctoral levels.
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