Vice President for Enrollment Management

Presbyterian College (, otherwise known as PC, a private liberal arts college in Clinton, South Carolina, is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will have an opportunity to make an immediate and significant impact on the direction and stability of enrollment at Presbyterian College. Reporting to this Vice President are the Director of Enrollment Operations, the Director of Financial Aid, and the Executive Director of Admissions.

Among the key opportunities and priorities for the Vice President for Enrollment Management are the following:

  • Develop a comprehensive enrollment strategy for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Provide sound, consistent and strategic direction for the enrollment process, focusing on sustained, positive enrollment and revenue results. Think creatively about enrollment strategy. Maintain and continuously improve high academic standards for admission.
  • Educate the campus community about best practices in enrollment management. Provide dynamic leadership to create and sustain a culture of shared ownership of enrollment management. Provide a strong, knowledgeable, and influential voice in identifying pertinent national issues and trends.
  • Guide strategic discussions regarding multiple – and often competing – enrollment goals, including class size, academic quality, net tuition revenue, and diversity. Provide context and a broad perspective on national and international market dynamics and challenges. Help the PC community understand important enrollment metrics and the possible effects and consequences of proposed actions.
  • Understand the Presbyterian College culture. Be creative and adaptable in crafting enrollment strategies, while respecting the College’s culture, character, values, and traditions.
  • Direct the admission and financial aid organizations as an integrated team. Manage the admissions and financial aid offices under single leadership to optimize student recruitment, as well as meet entering class size, academic quality, and net tuition revenue objectives.
  • Manage net tuition revenue targets. Work closely with the cabinet, and especially the Vice President of Finance, to ensure balance in the entering class size, financial aid expenditures, tuition pricing, and net tuition revenue goals.
  • Assess the effectiveness of Presbyterian’s financial aid policies and strategies. Evaluate the effectiveness of PC’s need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarship policies in attracting a talented, diverse, and engaged student body. Determine ways to effectively leverage institutional and other resources.
  • Recruit and enroll students who will succeed at Presbyterian. Look beyond the entering class with an eye to the graduating class, enrolling students with a high probability of graduation.
  • Develop a meaningful connection with faculty. The Vice President Enrollment Management will want to communicate regularly with faculty members and others to have a deep understanding of Presbyterian and its programs, as well as to create a shared understanding of the College’s enrollment challenges and opportunities.
  • Develop a meaningful connection with alumni. In collaboration with the Advancement staff, deploy alumni resources as effective extensions of the admissions process. Utilize their energy, particularly in securing acceptance of the College’s offer, with students and parents alike.
  • Manage a high-performing team of professionals. Guide the Admissions and Financial Aid teams in a thoughtful manner and provide active direction to them.
  • Serve as a collaborative partner with the President and cabinet to identify, evaluate, implement, and promote strategic initiatives to drive enrollment.
  • Coordinate and lead the Retention Committee in strategic evaluation, planning, and developing and implementing policies and procedures to increase the retention of students leading to a greater percentage of graduates.


From prior experience, the successful candidate will have an exceptional record of regularly achieving enrollment and net revenue goals and improving a school’s overall enrollment condition. We seek an enrollment leader with administrative experience and emotional intelligence who can see and manage toward the big picture with creativity, clarity, and focus. The successful candidate will display a strong belief in the value of a liberal arts education, the mission of Presbyterian College, and value/embrace diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate will have substantial experience in comprehensive enrollment management and hold a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred).

A representative list of desired qualifications includes the following:

  • Is a strategist in enrollment, broadly defined
  • Possesses strong motivation to achieve goals
  • Is able to establish clear directives
  • Has skill in encouraging and managing positive change
  • Possesses exceptional communication skills, including the ability to listen well and speak and write persuasively
  • Is savvy about both the business and student side of enrollment management
  • Is able to make tough decisions
  • Displays grace under pressure
  • Displays collaborative leadership style and a welcoming personal style
  • Possesses Strong planning skills
  • Has ability to manage, mentor, and inspire staff
  • Is committed to the highest ethical standards of admission and financial aid practices.
  • Possesses credibility and strong networks among higher education professionals and organizations
  • Is imaginative; has the vision and ability to see what is possible.
  • Possesses a strong knowledge of effective technologies and tools that are essential to successful enrollment management

Presbyterian College is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Nominations and applications should be submitted to Cheryl Hyatt or Jann Weitzel at Applications include a focused cover letter, a resume/CV, and contact information for 5 professional references. All applications should be submitted prior to March 7, 2024 to receive full consideration.  Applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

Presbyterian College is an EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. PC is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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