Centre College — Vice President of Enrollment Management

Centre College, a highly ranked national liberal arts college located in historic Danville, Kentucky, is seeking inquiries, nominations, and applications for a creative and strategic leader to serve as Vice President of Enrollment Management.

Founded in 1819, and named for its location in the middle of the state, Centre College opened its doors in the fall of 1820 with a single building, a faculty of two, and a student body of five. Today, there are approximately 1,400 students and 150 full-time faculty members in three divisions, Arts & Humanities, Social Studies, and Sciences & Mathematics. The Centre Experience includes study abroad for all, participation in hands-on research or internships locally and around the world, and the chance to engage with alumni and industry leaders in Career Exploration Communities. The College awards more than $41 million in scholarships and grants each year and more than 90% of students receive aid.

Centre is one of the nation’s premiere institutions for study abroad, with programs in Merida, Mexico to Bhutan to France, as well as study away programs in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Lake Tahoe. More than 85% of Centre students currently study abroad. The College is also home to 25 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s sports teams that boast plenty of conference titles and post-season appearances. Our brand-new and recently upgraded athletic facilities are remarkable, with new fields or facilities for baseball, football, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and lacrosse, indoor and outdoor facilities for track and field, including a 200-meter indoor track, an aquatics center with an Olympic-size pool, an upgraded gym for basketball and volleyball, and a multipurpose field house. 

Centre’s new Vice President will join a community that is eager and committed to partner with and help achieve the highest aspirations for enrollment. The Vice President will report to Milton C. Moreland, who is the College’s 21st president and entering his third academic year at Centre. The College is seeking an inspiring, collaborative, and innovative leader of high integrity who will embrace and greatly extend the distinct character of this institution in the recruitment of students. The Vice President will provide leadership and vision for admissions and financial aid and will partner with other senior leaders on marketing and retention efforts. As the College’s chief enrollment officer, the Vice President will lead, manage, and motivate the enrollment division and engage the entire community to work together in attracting, enrolling, retaining, and graduating an increasing number of talented and diverse students, drawn both domestically and internationally.

Centre seeks an exceptional leader with proven talents and expertise in enrollment management. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to conceptualize and implement a dynamic long-term vision for enrollment, a strategic mindset, the ability to inspire and motivate an exceptionally dedicated team, and the interpersonal skills and desire to partner with all areas across campus. A deep understanding of and the ability to articulate the merits of the liberal arts is highly desired, as is the ability to connect with people from all varieties of backgrounds and experiences. Exceptional skill with data and the capability to mine and utilize key demographic and market data that will lead to continued enrollment success are required. 

WittKieffer is assisting Centre College in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by September 16, 2022. 

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as two separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile, available at wittkieffer.com.  

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Amy Crutchfield and Ashlee Winters Musser
Centre-EM@wittkieffer.com 

As a fundamental policy and in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Centre College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in the administration of any of its education or employment policies. Centre College hires and promotes its employees and admits its students on the basis of merit, qualification, and character.

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