Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management - University of Wisconsin Colleges

The University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) is the UW System’s network of 13 freshmen/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online that offer an Associate of Arts and Science degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds to transfer into baccalaureate and professional programs. Six campuses offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree. The UW Colleges serve more than 14,000 students and plays a special role as an open door to the UW System, offering an affordable and accessible option for thousands of students who might not otherwise be able to attend college.  UW Colleges serves more part-time students, more adult undergraduates and more first-generation college students than any other UW campus. University of Wisconsin-Extension is the outreach arm of the University of Wisconsin System. Fulfilling the promise of the Wisconsin Idea, UW-Extension's four divisions provide statewide access to university resources and research to all Wisconsin residents and extends the boundaries of the university to the boundaries of the state. Together, UW Colleges and UW-Extension play a vital role in Wisconsin higher education and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management is an integral contributor to the success of this role. UWC’s headquarters are in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Position

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management is responsible for developing and managing all programs, activities, and operations within student affairs and enrollment management across the 13 campuses and UW Colleges Online. The Associate Vice Chancellor will provide creative and visionary leadership in developing and implementing student services and strategic enrollment management plans; including initiatives that promote the achievement of the UW Colleges’ mission, priorities, and strategic goals. The Associate Vice Chancellor is responsible for developing and overseeing institutional student services that enhance successful student outcomes. The Associate Vice Chancellor is also responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing, visionary, and actionable enrollment management strategy and comprehensive plan and leading the institution in ongoing discussions, reports, and presentations to ensure the institution remains informed and included in relevant enrollment information. Additional responsibilities include communicating and planning with the offices of Administration and Finance and Academic Affairs to ensure that tuition revenue requirements are achieved and a synergy with curricular management exists, developing innovative, data-based, and effective approaches to enrollment management and ensuring the ongoing integration of marketing within enrollment management operations.

The Associate Vice Chancellor reports directly to the chancellor of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension, and serves on the chancellor’s cabinet. Additionally, the Associate Vice Chancellor serves as the chief student affairs and enrollment management officer for UW Colleges, and serves on the UW System council of senior student affairs officers. 

Offices reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management include: Enrollment Management, TRIO/Precollege/Disadvantaged programs, AODE, Financial Aid, Federal, State and UW System Reporting, Student Mental Health Services, Residence Life, Athletics/WCC Commissioner, Student Governance Council, Marketing & Communications, Student Conduct, Behavior Intervention Teams, Veteran Services, Accessibility Services, Student Affairs, Registrar & Admissions and Adult Program and Services. 


A master’s degree is required, doctorate or PhD preferred. At least seven years of experience in a senior student affairs and enrollment management position in higher education is required. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management must be a professional capable of engaging with various campus constituencies in long-range enrollment planning, marketing, recruitment, and retention. Evidence of developing and implementing innovative programming based on data collection and analysis, a strong understanding of current trends and best practices in student affairs and enrollment management and evidence of an ability to lead and operate multiple departments in a multi-campus institution will all be factors in the selection of an Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. The ideal Associate Vice Chancellor must be a highly efficient, results-oriented and data-driven individual with strong business acumen, and proven ability to lead across multiple campuses. The position requires experience in management, strategic planning and implementation, enrollment management and retention. The successful candidate will be a visionary, a strategic thinker and a data-driven decision maker. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment, ability to lead a diverse team, and strong data and technology skills are also desired. 

Application and Nomination

For assured consideration, candidates should apply for the position by September 30, 2016 online via the Williams & Company website at: Confidential inquiries and/or nominations may be directed to Martha Smiles at: or (860) 333.4710.

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The UW Colleges is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.