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Augsburg names new vice president for Enrollment Management

William Mullen to lead admissions, financial services


MINNEAPOLIS – Augsburg College today announced the appointment of William Mullen as vice president for Enrollment Management. Mullen will join the community in mid-July.

As the College’s chief enrollment officer, Mullen will lead a team of 30 admissions and student financial services staff in building enrollment and leveraging financial aid strategies for Augsburg’s undergraduate, adult undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Mullen will report to Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow and will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

“Augsburg is excited to have William join our leadership team and spearhead the work of attracting talented, diverse, and engaged learners who value the distinct educational experience Augsburg offers and who will be successful in their work at Augsburg and beyond,” said President Pribbenow. “William has proven experience in enrollment management, an innovative and collaborative approach to recruiting and retaining students, a strong financial aid background, and a demonstrated commitment to the community. All of these factors position him well to help us advance our mission and to support the College’s continued success in this increasingly competitive higher education environment.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great institution,” Mullen said. “The College’s success in recruiting a diverse student body and in integrating professional studies and liberal arts education position it well as a leader in higher education for a new generation of learners.”

“Augsburg’s academic excellence, innovations in experiential education, international and intercultural leadership, and location in the heart of the Twin Cities make it a top destination for prospective students to consider. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with the motivated, diverse and talented potential learners who are attracted to the educational opportunities Augsburg offers,” Mullen said.

Mullen currently is vice president, Enrollment Management, at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he has served in admissions and adjunct faculty roles since 2003. He holds a doctor of education in educational policy and development from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and an MBA from Capella University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and education from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisc.

Mullen’s doctoral dissertation, Factors Influencing Campus Internationalization: A Case Study of a Liberal Arts College in the Upper Midwest, demonstrates his deep knowledge of the dynamics that successfully support a globally focused education in a liberal arts setting. Earlier this year, Mullen was awarded a Fulbright International Education Administrators grant, through which he will participate in a two-week program this summer to develop relationships with top universities in Japan.

Augsburg College is set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to nearly 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.

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