The Strategic Enrollment and Student Success (SESS) plan, created in spring 2019, provides a roadmap for how UNC can better support student
recruitment and retention efforts. The SESS plan, coupled with recommendations from
organizational assessment work this past summer, presented an opportunity to consolidate
similar administrative functions under one leadership structure. Recent announcements
and changes within Enrollment Management provide an opportune time to begin to implement
initiatives proposed by SESS Action Teams and are in alignment with organizational
design best practices.
Interim AVP Dr. Sean Broghammer has accepted a new position and will be leaving UNC
at the end of February. I appreciate Sean’s leadership with the SESS plan and wish
him well in his future endeavors. A search committee has been convened to fill the
vacant assistant vice president for Enrollment Management position which is advertised.
Dr. Charlie Couch will serve in the interim AVP role until a permanent placement is
hired, and Dana Kohler will serve as the interim director of Recruitment and oversee
the Office of Admissions.
The areas of undergraduate, graduate and international admissions processing will
be consolidated into an Enrollment Operations and Analytics unit within Enrollment
Management. Dr. Sonja Rizzolo will lead the newly formed unit that includes application
operation and processing along with Slate CRM administration. Enrollment Operations will
be housed on the second floor of Campus Commons and share administrative space with
the Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid. We anticipate the move of graduate admissions
from Carter to Campus Commons the week of February 24.
Undergraduate, graduate and international student recruitment functions will be reorganized
into the Office of Admissions and housed in Campus Commons on the first floor. The Office
of Admissions will have three functional areas: First-year recruitment; Transfer,
Graduate and Special Populations recruitment; and Visit and Transition Experience.
The Visit Experience unit will combine the units of New Student Orientation and the
current Visitor Services area within Admissions and will be responsible for creating
and administering an effective visit experience of all prospective students from inquiry
I believe this realignment of functions will best support UNC’s enrollment strategy
and position the university with a proactive and efficient enrollment structure.
-- UNC Provost Mark Anderson