Vern Granger, director of undergraduate admissions in the Division of Enrollment Planning & Management at the University of Connecticut, was recently named chair-elect of the National Association of College Admission Counseling’s board of directors. He will serve as chair-elect throughout the coming year, moving into the board chair position in the fall of 2022.
The National Association of College Admission Counseling has more than 25,000 members worldwide and is one of the largest and most diverse membership associations in higher education. Granger will be the second admissions official from the Univerity of Connecticut to chair the association’s board in its 84-year history.
“There is no greater recognition than that which comes from your peers. So, to be elected as chair-elect of the NACAC organization is such a great honor, and one I accept with great humility,” Granger said.
Granger was appointed director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Connecticut in 2018. In each of the undergraduate admissions cycles during which Granger has been director, the university has attracted record numbers of students of color as part of the incoming classes. Before coming to the University of Connecticut, Granger was executive director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Ohio State University. Earlier, he served as director of admissions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and senior associate director of admissions at North Carolina State University.
A native of Ocean City, New Jersey, Granger holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a master’s degree in higher education administration from North Carolina State University.