Dean of Admission

Lawrence University

“The world is rapidly changing. We cannot stand still.
Like the river that flows through our campus,
we must move with the current while honoring the shore around us.”

President Laurie A. Carter,
Inauguration address, May 15, 2022


Lawrence University seeks an experienced, strategic, and data-savvy leader to serve as its next Dean of Admission. The Dean of Admission will be charged with furthering the University’s positive momentum and advancing a collaborative campus culture. The Dean will inherit a well-established admission operation that has a high-touch approach to recruitment. In addition to providing strategic direction, organizational leadership, and professional mentorship to the highly dedicated staff within the Offices of Admission, the Dean will report to the Vice President of Enrollment, and be a part of the enrollment leadership team. Lawrence’s strong sense of community, deep commitment to student success, and willingness to go the extra mile for students and for each other have enabled the University to successfully navigate a shifting landscape and work together toward the future.

Full Position Announcement:

Lawrence University is partnering with NES to identify the best professional to fill the position of Dean of Admission. To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Mary Napier or Laura Robinson or Suzi Nam. To apply, send 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter of interest regarding your interest in Lawrence University, and 3) contact information for five professional references by email to: For best assurance of full consideration, interested individuals should submit application materials no later than December 1, 2023. Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled.  All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted. Anticipated start date is 2024; the selected candidate will be based on the Lawrence University campus. The NES team can speak to a salary range which is commensurate with experience.

Lawrence University is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to qualified individuals of all backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and with applicable federal and state law, the University prohibits discrimination in admissions, its programs and activities, employment and advancement on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, military service, protected veteran status, political affiliation, arrest record or conviction record.

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