Student Input needed in the search for the Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admission

Dear Student Leader,

 

In early to mid-June the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will interview three candidates to fill the vacancy of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This position is pivotal to the campuses ability to continue its long tradition of recruiting a highly qualified diverse student body.

 

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Admissions and Enrollment, the Director will be responsible for providing overall direction, leadership, and coordination of the University’s undergraduate admissions programs and processes. The new Director will sustain the University’s exceptional admissions trajectory, lead a high-performing staff of admissions professionals in the continuous improvement of their methods and processes, provide a leadership voice in the institution’s ongoing internal conversation about the ideal composition of its undergraduate student body, and inspire outstanding prospective students and their families to consider Berkeley. Given the changing demographics of the state and nation’s citizenry and the increasing globalization of the academy, Berkeley is positioned to be a leading voice for the role of public universities in the 21st century. As such, the Director will have a unique opportunity to influence the admission and recruitment policies of this premier university and by extension, all of public higher education.

 

The UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions aim is to identify, recruit, select, and enroll academically exceptional students, and those who will thrive in and contribute to Berkeley’s intellectual climate and vibrant, diverse community. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions handles admission for all undergraduate students, both freshmen and transfers. Major responsibilities of the Director include leadership and management of admissions programs, coordination of admissions research, and articulation of strategies related to the recruitment and selection of excellent students who will be a good match with Berkeley. The Director manages an office of about 45 professionals and support staff, along with over 70 external readers hired during the reading season, with a current annual budget of approximately $2.6 million.

 

Student input into the selection of the next Director is critical  and we invite you to the Open Forums that will take place on:

 

June 7, 4 – 5 pm, Madrone Room, MLK Union

June 13, 4 – 5 pm, Madrone Room, MLK Union

June 15, 9:45 – 10:45am, 140 Barrows Hall

 

Please mark your calendar with these dates and times, and spread the word to others students. The more feedback we receive on our candidates the better we will be able to make an informed decision. We look forward to seeing you at the Forums!

 

Sincerely,

 

Stefan Montouth                                                                 David Melina

Student Member                                                                 Student Member

AVC/Director of OUA Search Committee                    AVC/Director of OUA Search Committee

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