Dean of Undergraduate Admission

Texas Christian University

WittKieffer is proud to partner with Texas Christian University (TCU) to conduct the national search for their next Dean of Undergraduate Admission. This is an opportunity for an admission professional with significant enrollment and leadership experience, eager to enhance the lives of students through a TCU education.

A private university located in Fort Worth, Texas, TCU is classified as a top 100 National University by U.S. News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity. TCU has a $2.6 billion endowment, employs over 700 full-time faculty, and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. TCU was ranked #1 by The Princeton Review for Happiest Students for 2024. Their classes become even more talented and academically gifted each year, as they proudly graduate Horned Frogs ready to live up to the mission of the University.

The Dean of Undergraduate Admission is responsible for directing all undergraduate admission operations for the University by providing leadership in all aspects of undergraduate recruitment, admission, and yield. The Dean reports to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and serves as the chief undergraduate admission officer for TCU.

The successful Dean of Undergraduate Admission candidate will:

  • Continue to build and enhance the recruitment funnel of prospective undergraduate students through identifying new emerging markets and expanding on current ones.
  • Meet projected enrollment targets, as defined by the strategic plan.
  • Strengthen transfer enrollment by evaluating processes and removing barriers to entry as well as cultivating transfer partnerships.
  • Increase international student recruitment and enrollment.
  • Maintain the current positive office culture through investing in human capital, and strategically building staff to meet the enrollment needs of the division.
  • Invest and strengthen the use of analytics by the admission team using current data and technology.

The preferred candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree; master’s or doctorate degree strongly preferred and a minimum of 8 years of academic administration with an emphasis on selective admission and recruitment of students with increasing responsibility. Proven leadership and budgetary experience with excellence in leveraging CRM software are required. High-level proficiency in Technolutions (Slate) is highly desirable.

Please direct all applications, inquiries, and nominations to Christy Pratt or Ethan Robles using the WittKieffer Candidate Portal or by email, at: The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position. Either means of application is acceptable.

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