Victoria Dutcher will become vice president of enrollment management at the University of New Hampshire, effective June 15, 2015. This is a new position reporting directly to the president responsible for undergraduate and graduate enrollment across all three UNH campuses. The admissions office, financial aid, the registrar’s office and institutional research will report to Dutcher.
Throughout her 25-year career in college and university enrollment Dutcher has worked with more than 100 institutions across the U.S. as well as two in Canada and two in Europe in strategic enrollment management. After establishing successful enrollment track records in full-time campus positions, she entered the consulting field 15 years ago, eventually becoming vice president of consulting services at Noel-Levitz and then president of Williams and Company.
“Victoria brings the skills and experience we need to ensure that the university builds on the success of the past decade and, in particular, the past two admissions cycles when we recruited our largest and most inclusive first-year classes,” said UNH President Mark Huddleston. “As we continue to address the rising cost of higher education and a decrease in the number of high school graduates I am confident she is the person to stabilize and diversify our enrollment in Durham, Manchester and Concord.”
Over the last 15 years as a consultant, Dutcher successfully led numerous enrollment efforts that reduced budget deficits, increased applicant pools and yield, and helped meet or exceed a variety of institutional goals. She has also served as the chief enrollment officer at several institutions during leadership transitions. Dutcher earned her bachelor of arts in marketing and management from Siena College and her MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
“UNH provides a unique opportunity to address the complexity of today’s enrollment puzzle,” said Dutcher. “The demographic challenges facing institutions across New England are particularly significant but at its core UNH is a world-class university with excellent facilities and a highly respected faculty. I’m confident we can build on the success of recent years and I am delighted and honored to be selected for this position.”