Newman University — Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success

Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success

Newman University invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success (VPEMSS). Based in the vibrant city of Wichita, Kansas, Newman University is home to a diverse group of approximately 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students in a wide array of disciplines and degree levels. The legacy of its founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), informs every facet of this private, Catholic university. The VPEMSS will play a critical leadership role in the future success and growth of Newman University, which is based on values inspired by the ASC Sisters, including those of community, spirituality, service, and social justice with the mission of empowering students to transform society.

This position seeks to expand the traditional enrollment management position to encompass the continuum of student experience from initial recruitment through engagement in extracurricular activities to graduation. Its range will parallel, rather than encompass, the academic (curricular and co-curricular) student experience. Newman University is one of five Catholic institutions selected to participate in Credo's and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities' first cohort for the student success project entitled “Moving the Needle.” This work will place emphasis on supporting students from matriculation through graduation and, therefore, is expected to improve retention and graduation rates.

Reporting to the President, the VPEMSS is responsible for providing strategic and comprehensive leadership of all functions and services related to increasing net tuition revenue, strategically grow enrollment and improving student retention at Newman University for both new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students. The Enrollment Management and Student Success effort will be driven by the development and implementation of a strategic enrollment management plan that will be fully integrated into the University enterprise. The plan will include strategies for recruitment of all students interested in programs, from associates to doctoral level. In addition, the plan will encompass targeted enrollment marketing, streamlining admissions, tuition pricing, managing fee revenues, financial aid leveraging, and setting athletic discount rate goals, so that a diverse student body is identified, recruited, retained, supported through and beyond graduation, empowering students to make a difference in every aspect of their lives.

Academic Search is assisting Newman University with this search. Although the application deadline is Monday, July 12, the search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and encourages early submissions. For more information about the position, qualifications, institution, and application process, please review the full position profile on the Academic Search website. Scroll down to the listing for Newman University and click “Download Profile.” Nominators and prospective candidates may direct inquiries to Senior Consultant Dr. Pamela Balch at To submit a nomination, please send the nominee's full name, title, institution, and email address to For more information about Newman University, please visit

Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.