Vice President for Enrollment at University of Redlands

We welcome, educate, and empower a diverse community of learners for lives of meaning, impact, and joy. 

~University of Redlands Mission

By 2032, the University of Redlands will lead California in providing a student-focused, personalized education that drives student success.

~Vision 2032

The University of Redlands, situated in a beautiful city in a dynamic, diverse, growing area of Southern California, was founded in 1907 and serves approximately 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 48 percent of whom are first generation college students, on its main campus in Redlands, California, its new campus in Marin County, CA, and regional campuses throughout Southern California. The University is a private, nonprofit liberal arts university committed to providing a personalized education and preparing students for a life of personal and professional growth and service to the community. The University possesses a welcoming environment where access and opportunity come together to equip individuals to build a better future for themselves and those around them. 

The University offers more than 40 undergraduate programs, as well as more than 30 graduate programs blending liberal arts and professional study, applied and theoretical education, traditional majors, and self-designed curricula. The University of Redlands serves traditional undergraduate students in the residential College of Arts and Sciences; graduates and working professionals in the School of Business & Society, School of Education, and Graduate School of Theology; and those interested in non-degree offerings in the School of Continuing Studies. 

The University’s campuses include an award-winning 160-acre main campus in Redlands featuring orange groves, architectural landmarks, and more than 1,700 trees; a wooded 14-acre campus in Marin County; and six other regional locations across Southern California that provide innovative programs for working professionals. Over 54,000 living alumni call Redlands their alma mater and surveys show that generations have found the University prepared them well for career success and lifelong learning. 

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Enrollment (VPE) will implement a visionary and strategic enrollment management plan while working closely with campus leadership and faculty to drive student success initiatives.  This position was held admirably by Redlands alumnus, Kevin Dyerly from 2012 - 2020.  In 2020, Kevin also assumed the role of Vice President for Finance & Chief Financial Officer at Redlands. President Krista Newkirk, in alignment with the University of Redlands strategic planning process, has determined now is the time to attract another talented, innovative enrollment leader with a singular focus on enrollment success at Redlands at this exciting time in the University’s history. 

This moment will also allow the University of Redlands to effectively coordinate all enrollment efforts under centralized leadership.  The new VPE will possess a collaborative spirit and empathetic understanding that recognizes, even in centralization, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to effectively serve Redlands’ wide variety of student populations. The VPE will provide the executive leadership strategy and management of recruitment, admissions, and yield at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  In addition, they will collaborate closely with the CFO in the oversight of financial aid allocation, student accounts management, and net tuition revenue optimization for new and continuing students. The VPE will serve as an Officer of the University and as a member of the President’s Cabinet.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties and responsibilities for the Vice President for Enrollment are as follows:

University Leadership

  • Serves on the President’s Cabinet as the Chief Enrollment Officer and University expert on matters pertaining to policies and strategies for recruitment, retention, admissions, and financial aid optimization.
  • Makes recommendations to the President, Board of Trustees, and key administrators regarding annual enrollment goals.
  • Provides executive leadership in the planning, development and administration of University-wide strategic enrollment management initiatives that are aggressive, innovative and consistent with the goals and mission of the University of Redlands.
  • Participates in institutional wide strategic planning with a keen eye on how such strategies would support enrollment; ensures that the ongoing work of the enrollment area is aligned with, and in support of, the goals and objectives in the Vision 2032 strategic framework in order to operationalize the goals of the institution.
  • Serves as an executive staff liaison to the Student Experience Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Strategic Enrollment Management

  • Provides administrative oversight, mentorship and professional development for a staff of  approximately 50+ enrollment professionals in the following areas: undergraduate and graduate admissions/enrollment (including operations of five regional campuses); Student Financial & Military & Veteran Services; and Enrollment Systems, Operations & Analytics. 
  • Implements and shapes a newly configured, resourced, and streamlined organizational structure for the enrollment teams.
  • In close collaboration with the Chief Marketing Officer develops strategic recruitment and integrated marketing plans to support new student enrollment.
  • Partners closely with academic areas – including the Provost – on program portfolio strategy based on a data-driven approach and a keen understanding of product differentiators.
  • Chairs working groups in each of the Schools and College to establish tuition rates and capitalizes on strategic uses of financial aid to optimize net tuition revenue.   
  • Oversees the establishment of application practices and procedures and coordinates the proper evaluation of applicants, serving as a liaison with admissions staff and members of the faculty.
  • Provides leadership and direction in the development and expansion of technology and data analytics to support enrollment management decisions.
  • Values a student-centered, personalized approach to higher education and can articulate that advantage to prospective students and their families.  Oversees initiatives to enhance diversity among the student body, providing an accessible and welcoming environment. Provides an ethical leadership model for the division and recruits students with a focus on retention and long-term success.

Enrollment Marketing

  • Collaborates closely with the Vice President for Marketing and Strategic Communications/Chief Marketing Officer in identifying market segments and creating nuanced marketing strategies which address the specific needs of Redlands unique populations and programs
  • Works to increase visibility to expand a diverse pool of qualified applicants interested in Redlands.  
  • Co-leads with the MarComm office systems integration, reporting, and data visualization efforts for ongoing understanding of recruitment marketing investments.
  • Guides the development of recruitment and marketing materials, with an eye toward brand building, innovation, and best practices.
  • Identifies opportunities for lead generation through third party sources and works with MarComm and academic units on a personalized lead nurturing and conversion strategy.
  • Develops a strategy and manages the recruitment of international students. 


  • Serves as an advocate and educator to the campus community through the sharing of data and storytelling.
  • Seeks to develop and steward key strategic partnerships that create pathways for a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, transfer, and international students.  
  • Collaborates in a liaison capacity with internal and external constituencies including the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, high school counselors, transfer counselors at community colleges, and prospective students and families.
  • Represents the University in a speaking capacity at on and off-campus student, parent/family, and counselor programs.
  • Partners with senior leadership in Academic and Student Affairs to lead and coordinate all retention initiatives at the University.

Qualifications, Skills, and Characteristics
It is strongly preferred that the successful candidate will have earned an advanced degree; and it is required that they have a bachelor’s degree.  Additionally, this role requires a minimum of 10 or more years of progressively responsible experience with direct accountability for enrollment.

In addition, the selected candidate should illustrate the following qualifications, skills, and characteristics:

  • Commitment to a diverse student body and a sincere commitment to building a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive community.
  • Sophisticated understanding of enrollment strategies and possession of analytical capabilities; ability to maximize today’s best technology to instill a data-driven decision-making culture.  Prior use of Slate for data management and analysis preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a cohesive and positive culture that spans the enrollment division. Recognizes the state, regional, national, and international trends in higher education and identifies opportunities for Redlands’ strengths and programs.
  • Superb written, oral, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively represent the university with external and internal audiences and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff at all levels in a complex, and diverse environment; demonstrated success in cultivating and maintaining strategic partnerships with internal stakeholders.
  • Financial acumen and fiscal budget management experience. 
  • Well-versed, knowledgeable, and cognizant of the recruitment nuances of students across a complex, broad, and diverse academic structure; possesses a responsive approach that recognizes the needs of individual programs.
  • Demonstrated track record of creativity and innovation in strategic planning and problem-solving, particularly regarding recruitment and retention.
  • Experience using integrated marketing in enrollment, including social media, to effectively recruit various populations of students.
  • Strategic view of the national landscape and forecast trends in higher education, especially as they relate to both graduate and undergraduate enrollment.
  • Understanding of and ability to navigate the nuances of a multi-campus university, appreciating the differences in regions, academic offerings, and student populations.
  • Highly ethical and emotionally and intellectually intelligent professional who can be a strategic, tactical, and technical leader in a high tech and high touch environment.

The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university committed to providing a personalized education and to preparing students for a life of personal and professional growth and service to the community. The University provides a welcoming environment where access and opportunity come together to equip individuals to build a better future for themselves and those around them. 

The University of Redlands is an independent, nonprofit liberal arts and sciences university of 3,500 students. Approximately 2,000 of these students are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, with approximately 70% residing in on-campus housing. The remainder of the student body is enrolled in the University’s programs for graduate and professional students in business, education, or theology, attending classes on campus, online, or at locations throughout Southern California or Marin. The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is governed by a Board of Trustees. It is one of 283 colleges and universities in the country to have an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

The University defines itself as a community of scholars and encourages a value-centered education by challenging assumptions and stressing ethical concerns in both classes and activities. A commitment to liberal arts and sciences education forms the foundation of the University’s programs. Skills and values developed in this context not only support specific disciplines but also promote professional development and career education, as well as personal growth. In seeking to develop responsible citizenship as part of a complete education, faculty members and other personnel strive to provide students with a variety of opportunities for learning through excellent teaching and individualized personal interaction beyond the classroom. Intense intellectual activity is complemented by immersive and experiential learning, as well as time for quiet reflection, programs for cultural enrichment, community involvement, recreation, and social life. The University’s full-time faculty consists of 204 teaching faculty, librarians, and coaches. Ninety-one percent of the teaching faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. 

The College of Arts and Sciences 
The College of Arts and Sciences, referred to as CAS, offers undergraduate majors and minors in more than 40 departments and programs grounded in the liberal arts. A smaller number of graduate programs is offered at the master’s level in Communication Science and Disorders (CDIS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Public Policy and Administration, and the Conservatory of Music. Numerous opportunities exist for students to take advantage of special interdisciplinary courses on campus and approved off-campus study programs throughout the world. The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences is both talented and dedicated to the learning process. Classes generally are small, and individual attention to students is a hallmark of a Redlands education. In addition to their work with students in regular classes, faculty members mentor students in many ways, from First-Year Seminars (where faculty members serve as academic advisors as well as teachers of first-year students) to guiding students in selecting, planning, and completing majors. Faculty members work closely with students in such areas as individualized studies, fieldwork, community service learning, summer research projects, May Term travel courses, internships, senior projects, and advising for postgraduate education and careers. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may enroll in almost any course (assuming they satisfy prerequisites) regardless of major and are encouraged both to study in-depth in a major and to explore the range of ways of knowing and creating through the Liberal Arts Inquiry and additional elective courses. The College of Arts and Sciences’ Johnston Center for Integrative Studies allows students to design their own education in consultation with faculty advisors. Students write contracts for their courses and receive narrative evaluations in lieu of traditional grades. Johnston has received national acclaim for its innovative approaches to education and a robust living learning community. 

The School of Education 
Founded in 1924, the School of Education has prepared leaders in California public and private education for nearly a century. Teachers, counselors, and administrators have selected Redlands for its long tradition of academic excellence, personalized approach to instruction, innovative programs, and focus on educational justice. The School offers multiple and single subject teacher credential programs to University undergraduate students and to applicants who have earned their baccalaureate degrees. In addition, the School of Education offers an Education Specialist credential with an emphasis in mild/moderate disabilities. Nine master’s programs are offered: clinical mental health counseling, educational administration, school counseling, curriculum and instruction, learning and teaching, higher education, human services, leadership for social justice, curriculum and instructional design. The School offers four programs online: the MA in teaching and learning, human services, leadership for social justice, curriculum and instructional design. For those holding master’s degrees, the pupil personnel services and both preliminary and professional-level administrative services credentials are offered as credential only programs. Intern credentials are available to students who receive contract offers from districts while still enrolled in their degree programs. Students also may pursue the Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.). All credentials are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The teacher credentials are aligned with the SB2042 standards, and service credentials meet current state standards. Students receive personal attention from an outstanding full-time faculty, seasoned adjunct practitioners, and experienced field supervisors. The curriculum purposefully blends theory and application, integrating professional development, personal reflection, and principles of educational justice into each of its programs of study. The School of Education also features the Center for Educational Justice, which sponsors institutes, symposia, workshops, and other educational efforts related to social advocacy, research, and policy development. 

The School of Business & Society 
In 1976, the University founded the Alfred North Whitehead College for Lifelong Learning, dedicated to providing high quality education for adult students who are employed and wish to undertake advanced undergraduate or graduate study. Recognizing the evolution of its adult business programs, the University formally launched the School of Business & Society in the Fall of 2001. The School now has 40 years of experience in delivering business programs to working professionals. Its mission is to train the business leaders of tomorrow in 21st century business skills, including critical thinking and analysis skills, persuasive communication abilities, firm business ethics and functional business skills. The school hosts three research centers: the Banta Center for Business, Ethics, and Society; the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis; and the Center for Spatial Business. The school has partnerships with over 400 private, public and non-profit organizations and sponsors study abroad opportunities focusing on global business in Asia, Europe, and other locations. The School of Business & Society offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees throughout six campuses in southern California (including the main campus in Redlands), with courses designed for working professionals. Undergraduate programs are offered in business and management. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, business analytics, and organizational leadership. The School’s degree programs are offered in both on-ground and online format.

The School of Continuing Studies 
The School of Continuing Studies extends the academic excellence of the University by providing high-quality, non-degree courses, workshops, and certificate programs for professional students. The School offers courses and certificate programs in areas such as accounting, marketing, organizational leadership, project management, human resources management, supply chain management, and healthcare administration. Classes are taught online and on the main campus. In addition, the School of Continuing Studies offers customized certificate programs, workshops, and courses for individual businesses and organizations based on their specific requirements and tailored to their organizational needs. 

The Graduate School of Theology 
San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) at the University of Redlands Graduate School of Theology (GST) prepares students for deep theological engagement, transformational impact, and active leadership in public life. The core values of social justice, spirituality, and innovation nurture more equitable and inclusive ministries to create more loving engagement with the world.

Presbyterian since its founding in 1871, GST/SFTS continues to lead theological graduate studies as the only Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA) seminary in the west. The ecumenical nature of the Presbyterian Church welcomes all Christian faiths for study. GST/SFTS is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, CA—the largest consortium of interreligious graduate study in North America.

GST/SFTS offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees, along with diplomas and certificates. Students take classes at all the GTU seminaries, as well as the GTU’s centers and affiliates for the study of Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and other world religions. An additional benefit of GST/SFTS includes access to other premier higher education institutions throughout the Bay Area, including the University of California at Berkeley. GST/SFTS is grounded in Reformed traditions and fosters faith-filled engagement in public life and service to others. As part of this, the University of Redlands is proud to offer its first theological school to the communities of Redlands, Northern California, and abroad. 

Student Life
For undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, student life includes over 120 clubs and organizations and 21 NCAA Division III athletic teams (11 women’s, 10 men’s), which compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). On average, 25 to 28% of incoming students each year are “Bulldog” scholar-athletes, eager to engage in the classroom and the field of play. Outdoor programs and travel adventures are bountiful before and during the school year.  Art and culture flourish at Redlands with many opportunities for students to participate in theatre productions, art shows, and musical performances. Redlands has a vibrant fraternity and sorority community, in which students are encouraged to develop their academic, social, and leadership skills and to make community service contributions. All fraternities and sororities are Redlands-developed, with no national affiliation. 

Recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the fifth best regional university in the West and tenth for undergraduate teaching, the University of Redlands has also been recognized in the top six percent of master’s universities by Washington Monthly. Highlighted by Colleges of Distinction for providing a personalized education with strong engagement, teaching, community, and outcomes, the University is featured in the popular Fiske Guide to Colleges and The Princeton Review. With an award-winning residential campus boasting over 1,700 trees, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized University of Redlands as a Tree Campus every year since 2009.

Known for having the highest study abroad participation rates among its peers, Redlands’ students travel the world, choosing from more than 80 international programs, including the renowned Salzburg semester (a 60+-year program site), which invites students to immerse themselves in the living-learning community while actively participating in the local culture. The U.S. Department of State has designated Redlands as a top producer of Fulbright students, awarding 27 Fulbright scholarships since 2008.

University of Redlands emphasizes community impact, and its community service-learning program has received national acclaim as students annually complete over 120,000 hours of public service worldwide. Redlands was one of the first non-sectarian universities in California to require service for graduation, holds the Carnegie Civic Engagement classification, and is a Peace Corps Top 10 volunteer-producing institution.

Inclusiveness and Community
Diversity is valued at Redlands, because the community believes in the ability to appreciate differences and find common ground will make the community stronger. Its nationally recognized programs challenge students to put themselves in other people's shoes and see issues from a new perspective. The Office of Campus Diversity and Inclusion works collaboratively with many individuals, departments, and offices to create a University where diversity, equity, and inclusion is welcomed and celebrated, including the Multicultural Center, Pride Center, Women’s Center, International Student Services, and Summer Bridge for first-generation students. In 2020, the University recommitted to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a multi-part plan of action is well underway. Important steps have been the appointment of the University’s first senior diversity and inclusion officer and the adoption of a University-wide statement against racism, endorsed by faculty, administration, and trustees and the development by President Newkirk of a anti-racism committee charged to address areas as recommended by the Anti-Racism Framework developed by the NADOHE. In addition, the University was recently designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. Finally, a University-wide Council on Inclusiveness & Community was created in 2016 to provide a forum for dialog and positive change and the Board of Trustees established a Board standing committee on Diversity and Inclusion in 2022. The Council's job is to address issues of concern related to diversity and to make recommendations to the President and the President’s Cabinet.

Academic Success and Accessibility (ASA) helps College of Arts and Sciences students by offering tutoring, writing assistance, peer mentoring, and academic success workshops, as well as support for students with disabilities. The School of Business & Society, School of Education, and Graduate School of Theology also have separate Offices of Student Success, and a formal Mentorship Program assists School of Business & Society students in their professional development. The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) prepares both undergraduate and graduate students from across the University for success, hosting a variety of events and supporting students as they chart their paths. Due to the small classes, residential environment, and opportunities outside the classroom, the connections students make with professors, peers, and mentors form academic and professional networks that serve them for a lifetime.

Leadership ~ President Krista L. Newkirk, J.D.
Krista L. Newkirk became the University of Redlands’ 12th President in July 2021. Since coming to Redlands, she has been highly engaged, connecting with a wide range of constituents by meeting with and listening to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the University.

Upon her arrival to Redlands, Newkirk prioritized and led the charge to create a safe environment for the University’s return to in-person activities, oversaw the launch of the School of Business & Society, implemented, and expanded the Redlands Promise marketing plan, initiated a collaborative strategic planning process, completed the University’s comprehensive Forever Yours fundraising campaign which raised a record-breaking $207.2 million, and led the process of restructuring University debt to allow for the substantial renovation of campus facilities.

Newkirk spent her formative years on a cattle ranch in Missouri before attending the University of Missouri’s Honor College on scholarship. She transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law. During her time in law school, she served as an intern at the Newport News Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. She worked with victims and witnesses, negotiated outcomes for the Domestic Violence Unit, and prosecuted cases. She worked for several years as an attorney in private practice and at a Fortune 300 company.

Newkirk joined the Office of Legal Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2003. In that role, she provided legal advice to the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, and faculty and staff on various legal topics and complex litigation. During this time, she was selected by her peers as a Legal Elite in the corporate counsel category by Business North Carolina in 2010, was a graduate of Leadership North Carolina’s Class XIX in 2021, and served on numerous boards, including as Chair of the Education Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Institute for Social Capital which she helped to establish, and the Women + Girls Research Alliance.

In 2012, Newkirk became the first Chief of Staff at UNC Charlotte. As Chief of Staff, she assisted the Chancellor in addressing the significant issues confronting the University, managed large-scale projects that crossed divisions, organized the start of the University’s football program and, aided in the related conference change, provided coordination for the achievement of strategic goals and initiatives, oversaw the strategic plan development and execution, ensuring that analyses were completed to facilitate timely and effective decisions, developed the agendas of the Board of Trustees, and reviewed the annual budget allocations.

Newkirk assumed the presidency of Converse College in 2016. Under her leadership, Converse enhanced its financial, academic, and cultural strength. Her accomplishments spanned developing an innovative strategic plan; launching its first doctoral degree program; expanding its master’s degree offerings; opening an extension campus; celebrating the 50th anniversary of Converse’s enrollment of African American students; establishing a campus Unity in Diversity Committee, which developed a targeted strategic plan and implemented a restorative justice model for incidents of discrimination; expanding athletics to include teams for field hockey, acrobatics, and tumbling and five new men’s programs as well as esports; and reaching record levels of annual fund giving and other fundraising. In addition, Newkirk led Converse through a thoughtful, research-driven, and collaborative process that resulted in one of its most transformative decisions: to add a coeducational, residential college in the fall of 2020, to change its name to Converse University on July 1, 2021, and establish the Converse College for Women.

During her time in South Carolina, Newkirk was a member of the South Carolina Tuition and Grants Commission (which she chaired), the South Carolina Research Alliance Board, and the South Carolina Independent College and University Board, including chairing its President’s Council. She also served on the advisory Board and task groups for the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce (OneSpartanburg), the Spartanburg Academic Movement Board, the College Town Board, the Globalbike Board, and was a Spartanburg Rotarian.

In 2020, Newkirk was honored as one of the 50 Most Influential People and one of the 25 Women of Influence in the Upstate of South Carolina and was named a Woman of Achievement by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal in 2018. Newkirk currently serves on the Executive Committee of the AICCU, the Tax Policy Committee of NAICU, serves on the Board of Redlands Bowl, and is a Redlands Rotarian.

Strategic Plan
For the past year, Redlands has been working to map out a visionary framework for creating the University of Redlandsʼ next strategic plan. The framework was informed by President Newkirk’s meetings with faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, donors, and Board of Trustees to understand the best of what the University of Redlands offers and the community’s vision for a transformative future. After a collaborative development process, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the University’s revised Mission Statement, Vision 2032, the University’s Values, and the Goals and Objectives that will guide our path to Vision 2032.

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The University’s campuses include an award-winning 160-acre main campus in Redlands featuring orange groves, architectural landmarks, and more than 1,700 trees; a wooded 14-acre campus in Marin County; and six other regional locations across Southern California that provide innovative programs for working professionals. In all, the main campus has 64 facilities, including 27 residence halls, housing a majority of the University’s undergraduates. The Administration Building is the most iconic building, erected in 1909 with identical façades on the north and south and four pillars gracing each colonnade in a Greek Revival Beaux-Arts architectural style. The Memorial Chapel was built in 1927 and offers a venue for large University and public events. The Stauffer Complex for Science and Environmental Studies provides a four-building complex of classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices. The Center for the Arts—a 42,000-square-foot space for art, art history, and theatre—is the first Gold LEED Certified Building on campus, as well as the first in the City of Redlands.

The 160-acre Redlands campus is located on Serrano and Cahuilla Native American lands, halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs and at the base of beautiful Southern California mountains in the city of Redlands. Redlands, named a “Great So Cal College Town” by AAA Westways magazine, is known for its historic homes, beautiful parks, and America’s longest continuously running summer music festival with no admission charge. Among the City’s other fun events is the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the longest continuous running invitational, professional stage race in America, bringing hundreds of racers and spectators to the region every year. The City of Redlands is part of San Bernardino County—the largest geographic county in the U.S. and one of the most diverse—located in California’s Inland Empire, one of the fastest-growing population centers in the U.S., consisting of over 27,000 square miles with nearly five million residents. The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority plans to introduce North America’s first zero-emission, hydrogen-powered train as part of the Redlands passenger rail line, and in October 2022 a commuter rail connecting downtown Los Angeles to the Redlands campus began service, opening myriad possibilities for expanding the University’s educational and co-curricular initiatives.

Nearby Ontario International Airport is the fastest-growing airport in the U.S. and the No. 1 airport for outgoing cargo. Loma Linda University, a global leader in healthcare, completed a $1 billion expansion in the Inland Empire in 2021, and the University of Redlands benefits enormously from its close ties to nonprofit organizations and local businesses, including Esri, the largest geographic information systems mapping software company in the world. In addition to the campus in Marin, the University offers classes— largely in business, education, and continuing studies and for working adults—in strategically placed cities around Southern California: Burbank, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Diego, and Temecula.

University of Redlands is partnering with Napier Executive Search to identify the best professional to fill the position of Vice President for Enrollment. To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Mary Napier or Laura Robinson.  To apply, send 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter of interest regarding your interest in the University of Redlands, and 3) contact information for three professional references by email to:  Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled.  All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted. Anticipated start date is Summer 2023; the selected candidate will be based on the Redlands campus.

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