Enrollment management

Photo: Senior Vice President of Enrollment Management Christopher M. SedoreChristopher M. Sedore is the Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management. Under his leadership, the primary goals of the division are:

  • recruit and enroll academically excellent incoming classes
  • provide quality data analysis to support University decision-making
  • develop market research to support new academic programs and assess future demand
  • position University College as a competitive provider of online and continuing education
  • and cultivate a strong, consistent brand that will enhance student recruitment and all strategic areas of the University

The Division of Enrollment Management includes the offices of Financial Aid, Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Enrollment Management, Institutional Research and Assessment, and Marketing and Communications, as well as University College.

Christopher Sedore, Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management, cmsedore@syr.edu, 315-443-3402
Stephanie M. Irwin, Director of Administration, smirwin@syr.edu, 315-443-3402

Ryan WilliamsFinancial Aid

Ryan Williams is Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Scholarships and Student Aid. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs administers all undergraduate financial assistance as well as educational loan programs for graduate students.

All merit-based scholarships and special scholarship programs are administered through the office, which also coordinates the awarding of Dependency Tuition awards, Athletic Scholarships and works closely with the Office of Donor relations with endowed and supported scholarship. Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs support the University’s commitment to academic excellence and diversity and works individually with students and families to achieve academic success.

Graduate Enrollment Management

Graduate Enrollment Management coordinates and supports graduate recruitment and admissions, merit-based financial aid, and the certification of degrees across the schools and colleges of the University (with the exception of the College of Law). This office advises the academic deans on developing and pursuing graduate enrollment goals. It also works in partnership with the dean and staff of the Graduate School to develop and maintain policies affecting graduate affairs. Together, these offices conduct the activities of the Graduate Council, a group of leaders representing the schools and colleges, as well as selected administrative offices, that plays an important advisory role in policy development.

Also operating under the auspices of Graduate Enrollment Management is the Admissions Processing Center, which provides inquiry and application processing services not only for graduate programs across the University, but also for the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Photo: Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment Elizabeth BarlowInstitutional Research and Assessment

Elizabeth “Libby” A. Barlow is Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment. The office provides leadership in developing and implementing the University’s institutional research and assessment plan to support institutional planning, policy analysis, and program improvement. It also conducts and coordinates research and assessment, including the implementation and reporting for national studies and University and school/college accreditation and retention efforts.


Marketing and Communications

Photo: Vice President of Marketing and Communications and CMO Nicci BrownNicole “Nicci” Brown is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and serves as the University’s chief marketing officer. She leads an integrated marketing team charged with cultivating a strong and consistent brand, both across the institution and throughout the national and international marketplace. Her unit comprises communication and information technology professionals from within Enrollment Management and Advancement and External Affairs. It provides marketing strategy and services including institutional brand management and standards, and digital (web, social, photo, and video units) and traditional communication solutions.

Photo: Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Maurice HarrisUndergraduate Admissions

Maurice Harris and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are charged with attaining the undergraduate enrollment goals of Syracuse University by identifying and recruiting qualified prospective first-year and transfer students from diverse backgrounds; providing comprehensive and accurate information about academic programs, residence life, services and activities to students, parents and counselors; evaluating credentials for admission and rendering decisions that will benefit both the applicants and the University; and enrolling students who will profit from and contribute to the intellectual and social environment at Syracuse University.

Photo: University College Dean Bea GonzalezUniversity College

Bea González is the dean of University College (UC), the home of part-time and summer studies at Syracuse University. UC offers both credit and non-credit programs for full-time, part-time, veterans, and visiting students. Its concierge model of student support services includes recruitment, bursar/registration, advising, life coaching, admissions, and financial aid. UC’s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program is the only program in New York State that offers support to part-time students whose financial and educational backgrounds prohibit them from regular admission to Syracuse University.