Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services

Tougaloo College ( is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services (VPESS) is a senior administrator responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the institution’s comprehensive strategic enrollment plan, initiatives and outcomes aimed at increasing new student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates, while providing vision and leadership to the institution in all areas of enrollment management and student services.

The Vice President must be innovative, energetic, and adept at promoting current academic and student-centered programs, as well as bringing forth recommendations for new recruitment and enrollment initiatives, marketing and communication strategies, financial aid leveraging strategies, retention, tuition net revenue strategies, and academic programs that match the College’s mission, resources, and market demand.  Direct reports to this Vice President are the Registrar, the Director of Recruitment, the Director of Admissions, and the Dean of Student Services.  The successful candidate will demonstrate unquestionable integrity; be an outstanding communicator and strategic thinker who possesses strong and effective interpersonal skills that engender trust and cultivate collaboration; and most importantly support the goals, values and mission of the College. The VPESS will understand how to position the college, in collaboration with marketing, to raise its profile, both internally and externally, through various media and constituents to attract and retain new enrollment and possess an entrepreneurial spirit, with skills in grant and proposal writing, management, and reporting, while simultaneously having the ability to be deeply collaborative throughout the College community.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Doctorate (dissertation phase acceptable), ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience within higher education student services, and a proven track record in admissions and recruitment policies and enrollment growth strategies.

Tougaloo College is a private, co-educational, historically black four-year liberal arts, church-related, but not a church-controlled institution. The College sits on 500 acres of land on West County Line Road on the northern edge of Jackson, Mississippi. The Amistad created the American Missionary Association, through which Tougaloo College and her five sister institutions were built. Tougaloo College has 550 undergraduate, 150 early college students, and 100 graduate students and 29 majors/programs. The VPESS provides leadership, supervision, and guidance to the Directors of the Offices of Admissions, Recruitment, Registrar, Residence Life, Public Safety, Student Activities, Title IX, Counseling Services/ADA Compliance, and Zero Tolerance

Tougaloo College is being assisted by the search firm of Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search Plus. Nominations and application materials should be submitted electronically to Applications will include a letter of interest, a current résumé/CV, and contact information for five professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted by May 31, 2023, to receive full consideration. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Tougaloo College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  

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