Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic and Dominican tradition, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of vice president for enrollment management.
A Catholic college named for Saint Thomas Aquinas that enrolls 1,900 total students, Aquinas College provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. Aquinas College is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a place that’s frequently ranked as one of America’s best mid-sized cities, and is listed as #12 in U.S. News & World Report’s
“25 Best Places to Live in the U.S.” While the College is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, the city’s vibrant downtown is just minutes away by bike, bus, or car.
Dr. Kevin Quinn became Aquinas College’s eighth president in 2017. In partnership with the board of trustees, senior administration, and greater College community, President Quinn is realizing an ambitious vision for the institution. The vice president for enrollment management is a critical position charged with extending the College’s reach and achieving success in consistently recruiting, admitting, enrolling, and retaining a talented and diverse student population.
The College is seeking a dynamic enrollment professional with a proven record of success who will provide the leadership and direction for all enrollment at the institution. The new vice president will lead admissions efforts for undergraduate, graduate, continuing, transfer, and international students; guide a forward-thinking, strategic financial aid function; and serve as a key institutional leader for student success and retention initiatives. Reporting to the president and serving as a vital member of a strong, progressive, and dedicated senior team, the vice president will develop, create, and enact an enrollment management plan that is grounded in best practices and the strategic use of data to understand, enhance, and communicate the College’s distinctive strengths and possibilities.
The successful candidate will be familiar with all the areas reporting to this post, have a proven record of success in admissions, and possess an understanding of sophisticated financial aid leveraging strategies. She or he will be an innovative, talented, results-oriented, and highly analytic enrollment leader with strong communication skills and the ability to focus and lead an organization to set and achieve strategic outcomes. The vice president will be an inclusive leader with the ability to make connections across the College as she or he furthers a growing enrollment culture. The vice president will display an understanding of and commitment to the mission of the College grounded in the Catholic Dominican tradition. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com
, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Aquinas College’s consultants Amy Crutchfield, Patricia Coleman and Andrew Bowen at AquinasVPEM@wittkieffer.com