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UGA selects first vice provost for enrollment management

Andy Borst is recognized as a national expert on enrollment

Following a nationwide search, the University of Georgia has named Andy Borst Vice Provost for Enrollment Management for the University of Georgia, effective Aug. 7, 2023.

Andy Borst

Borst, most recently director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Illinois Urbana/ Champaign, is recognized as a national expert on enrollment and is often cited on topics related to college admissions and ethical considerations in enrollment in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other news outlets.

This new position will be UGA’s chief enrollment officer, and will provide vision, leadership and strategic direction in the development and attainment of enrollment priorities for the university. As Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Borst will oversee enrollment management related to undergraduate, graduate, professional, and online education, working with senior leadership to develop strategic enrollment plans, monitor enrollments and matriculation, and plan for resource implications. Borst also will supervise the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid. He will report to Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, Vice President for Instruction & Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning.

“Andy’s experience with undergraduate admissions and his scholarly interest in student success and data analytics make him the ideal vice provost as we strengthen enrollment management and academic planning at all levels,” said S. Jack Hu, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. “I am confident he will provide outstanding leadership as we build upon our continuing commitment to bring the best and brightest students to our campus and to help them succeed”.

Borst has 20 years of experience in higher education, including 12 years serving in a senior leadership role in enrollment management. Since 2016, Borst has served as the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign, a competitive flagship and land grant university, in a similar market position as the University of Georgia.

He has experience leading university-wide initiatives to reform admissions practices, creating new tuition-guarantee programs, leveraging strategic scholarship programs, and working closely with faculty to shape admissions review criteria. He has worked in a variety of higher education settings, including two flagship universities, regional campuses, and a liberal arts college.

Borst often presents nationally on the importance of data transparency and collaboration in college admissions. He has served in multiple professional organizations and chaired the ethics committee on admissions practices for the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling. He earned a B.S. from Buena Vista University, an MBA from St. Ambrose University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

“Dr. Borst has robust experience in higher education and is an innovative leader. He got his start working as a hall coordinator in housing and has worked in student services. He truly understands college students and how to set them up for success,” said Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, Vice President for Instruction & Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning. “He is an excellent addition to the Office of Instruction and I look forward to working with him.”