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The Ohio State University
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Posted: 02/24/2022
Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

The Ohio State University (“Ohio State”) seeks an accomplished, visionary and collaborative leader to serve as the next Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management (VPSEM). Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management will develop, articulate and implement a comprehensive, data-driven, forward-looking, strategic enrollment plan for the University. Working in collaboration with all Ohio State campuses, 15 colleges, and other internal and external partners, the VPSEM will establish a strategy that focuses on both recruitment and retention, aligns with the institution’s overall strategic initiatives, and ensures a strong link between student need, institution-wide priorities, and financial planning across the University.

The VPSEM will possess a strong understanding of the internal and external pressures that exist in higher education enrollment and retention, within the context of a highly complex environment. With particular focus on diversity and access, the VPSEM will collaborate with a range of stakeholders and university leaders to establish systems and procedures that strengthen Ohio State’s position to attract and support students from varied backgrounds and experiences, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Employing a data driven and collaborative approach, the VPSEM will plan, develop, and implement strategic enrollment initiatives. These initiatives will be supported by analysis and ongoing assessment, allowing University leadership to gauge progress, impact and success as determined by fulfillment of enrollment goals in the overall strategic plan for Ohio State.

The VPSEM will collaborate with the Office of Academic Affairs communication and marketing team to design a communication and marketing strategy to attract and enroll a diverse and high performing undergraduate and graduate student body, as well as work closely with local community colleges to optimize the process for transfer admissions. With direct oversight of a $20 budget, the VPSEM will oversee: Undergraduate Admissions; Graduate and Professional Admissions; Admissions Systems; Reporting and Analysis; Student Financial Aid; The Registrar; Transitional Academic Growth; and, Buckeye Link.

Founded in 1870 as the land-grant and state flagship university, and subsequently receiving designations as a sea- and space-grant university, The Ohio State University is one of the world’s finest institutions of higher education. A member of the distinguished Association of American Universities, it is consistently recognized among the most innovative and far-reaching universities in the world. It is an engine of innovation and discovery with annual research expenditures of approximately $1.2 billion. The central campus is located in the state capital of Columbus with regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and ATI in Wooster that extend its reach and provide access to students throughout the state. The Ohio State University boasts 570,000 living alumni, and its endowment stands at nearly $5.3 billion.

The full position specification can be found here:

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Steve Leo, Managing Director

Ethan Dubow, Managing Associate

For more information, please visit The Ohio State University home page at

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

The material presented in this position specification should be relied on for informational purposes only. This material has been copied, compiled or quoted in part from Ohio State documents and personal interviews and is believed to be reliable. Naturally, while every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the original source documents and factual situations govern.

Please note that all applications, nominations, emails, and other inquiries are subject to Ohio Public Records Law (Ohio Revised Code, chapter 149.43).