Kristina Wong Davis from the University of California, San Diego, has been chosen as the next vice provost for enrollment management at Purdue University.
Wong Davis is currently the director of admissions at UC San Diego, where she provides leadership and oversight to all areas of undergraduate admissions. Prior to that, she was director of outreach and recruitment for The Ohio State University. Wong Davis will assume the position of vice provost for enrollment management at Purdue on July 1, 2017.
The vice provost for enrollment management oversees recruitment and selection of a qualified and diverse student body; reporting of timely, accurate, and relevant data for student recruitment, enrollment, and retention; and delivery of financial aid and financial aid services to students and their families. The office is also responsible for academic scheduling and course registration, educational records, graduation verification, veteran affairs, and information services.
"Kristina impressed us with her experience and track record of success with public and land-grant institutions," says Deba Dutta, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. "She has consistently exceeded her institutions' strategic and diversity enrollment goals. The committee did an outstanding job conducting a national search for this critical position," Dutta says. "We were looking for someone to enhance the solid foundation already built in Enrollment Management -- someone both creative and collaborative -- and Kristina Wong Davis is an excellent choice."
"I'm excited and honored to be joining the institution that is leading the nation with innovative student-centered initiatives," Wong Davis says. "It's a great time to be a Boilermaker, and I look forward to working with Purdue's colleges and schools to convey this positive message to prospective students."