Ball State University - Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management

IN, Muncie
Education - Enrollment Management/Admissions/Financial Aid

Ball State University seeks a strategic, innovative, and collaborative leader to join a vibrant campus community and serve as the vice president for enrollment planning and management (VPEPM). 

Located in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State University serves more than 22,500 graduate and undergraduate students across seven academic colleges with about 120 undergraduate programs. Ball State offers more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Originally founded to meet the need for more and better teachers, Ball State has earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and serves as one of Indiana’s public research institutions while remaining committed to empowering its graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. 

At Ball State University, diversity is an integral part of its identity. Success depends on the University’s efforts to cultivate inclusivity within its pedagogical, scholarly, and creative pursuits. Community is an inherent and crucial aspect of such efforts at local, national, and international levels. As the University recruits and trains a diverse administration, faculty/staff, and study body, it strives to ensure that Ball State students are prepared to engage and succeed in increasingly diverse environments. Ball State will be a place recognized for its positive climate—one where all stakeholders know that their contributions to the mission of the University are essential to success. 

The new enrollment leader will be presented with a significant opportunity to build upon Ball State’s institutional momentum and overall support for enrollment management. In 2018, Ball State became the first four-year public university in Indiana to make standardized tests optional for admission. This Fall, the University welcomed a record 22,541 students to campus, including the largest, most academically qualified, and most diverse freshman class in the institution’s 101-year history. As student interest in a Ball State education continues to grow, the VPEPM will harness this sense of innovation and extend it to all areas of University enrollment. Reporting to the president, the VPEPM works collaboratively across the University and oversees the departments of admission (undergraduate, graduate, and international), undergraduate orientation, admissions operations and technology, financial aid, and the registrar. 

Leading a new era of enrollment management, the VPEPM will be a highly visible and collaborative leader willing to set ambitious goals and take calculated risks. The successful candidate will embrace Ball State’s values and its mission at the intersection of quality outcomes and a continued commitment to access and affordability. The VPEPM will demonstrate proven experience in developing and executing a strategic enrollment management plan; the foresight to predict and respond to the changing forces that impact enrollment; and the technical skill necessary to guide recruitment and financial aid efforts, data analysis, and systems utilization. A record of commitment to attracting and serving a diverse student body is essential. 

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 18, 2019. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, 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 via email to Ball State University’s consultants: Zachary A. Smith, PhD, Amy Crutchfield, and Andrew Bowen at:

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Ball State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.