Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Application deadline: January 13, 2020

Senior Consultant: Wanda Bigham

Associate Consultant: Marcie Pecora

President Sandra Harper has announced the search for the Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM) at McMurry University and invites nominations and applications for this exceptional opportunity. The Vice President will provide strong, collegial leadership and overall direction in enrollment planning, recruitment, admission, financial aid, and retention, as well as supervision of the Directors of Admission, Financial Aid, and the Dyess Air Force Base Center.  This is a new organizational pattern for these units that contribute so greatly to the enrollment, retention, success, and graduation of students.  The VPEM will report to President Harper and serve on the President’s Cabinet.  The VPEM will work closely with the VP for Marketing and Communication to provide an integrated strategic marketing and enrollment approach.

Since 2014, the University has shown a 16.1% increase in headcount (1175 in Fall 2019) and a 21.7% increase in Full Time Equivalents (1103 FTE in Fall 2019).  McMurry operates in the black and has a growing endowment of $90,000,000.

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The search committee is being assisted by Senior Consultant, Dr. Wanda Durrett Bigham, of Academic Search, Inc., a firm with over 40 years of successful experience serving colleges and universities in their searches for executive leadership. Nominations and applications are encouraged.

The position is currently filled by an Interim Associate VPEM and President Harper expects to fill the position by June 1, 2020.  For best consideration applications should be received by January 13, and should include a curriculum vita, a thoughtful letter addressing the requirements and desired attributes, and a list of five references with email and telephone numbers. All applications and expressions of interest will be treated in confidence.  References will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission.

Nominations and applications should be addressed to  and submitted electronically in MS Word format.  Confidential discussions and information regarding this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Wanda Bigham at  or 334-425-6865.

McMurry University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, veteran’s status, or against qualified disabled persons in employment or the provision of services, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.