Marfield and Jones Named to Top Positions at University of Utah

University of Utah Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Steve Robinson announced that John Marfield will direct the University’s Office of Admissions and build on the university’s enrollment initiatives, which include growing the size and diversity of the incoming class. With more than 12 years of experience in college admissions, Marfield joins the University after eight years as an associate director of admission at the University of Southern California.

“John is a proven leader in the field of new student recruitment,” Robinson said. “His work and approach have already made him instrumental in achieving enrollment goals. I am thrilled he will be joining us.” While at USC, Marfield managed domestic recruitment efforts for that university’s Office of Admission and conducted international recruitment in Asia. He gained extensive experience strengthening the university’s presence and popularity in new markets, which led to significant gains in applications and enrolled students.

Anthony Jones has been named executive director of financial aid and scholarships at the University. “This is a critical time in higher education financial aid,” said Robinson, “as universities across the country work to provide as many resources as possible to help students continue their educations through difficult financial times and an ongoing public health crisis. Anthony has the creativity and depth and breadth of experience to help University of Utah students persevere and emerge stronger from these unique circumstances.  He is a proven leader and will be an advocate for our students.”

Jones has led the University of Georgia’s financial aid services for two years, managing more than $600 million in student financial aid, including $37 million in scholarship funds. From 2013 to 2018, Jones directed Appalachian State University’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

WittKieffer’s Amy Crutchfield, Lisa Meyer and Patricia Coleman led these searches.

Read the press announcements for Marfield and Jones.