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Matt Phillips named Vice President for Enrollment Management

01/12/2017 10:38 am

President Eric W. Fulcomer, Ph.D., has named Matthew D. Phillips as Vice President for Enrollment Management, effective immediately. In this role Phillips will oversee Undergraduate Admission, Student Administrative Services, Global Affairs, Student Success and Retention, and Athletics. Phillips was previously serving as Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management, filling the position previously held by Dr. Fulcomer.

Matt Phillips

Dr. Fulcomer says, “Since Matt’s appointment as Interim Vice President on June 1, 2016, he has proven himself to be a capable enrollment manager who is passionate about serving the institution he loves. Matt is eager to take on new challenges and to continue to move our recruitment and retention efforts forward.”

Phillips has served as a member of Rockford University’s Enrollment Management Leadership Team since his appointment as Associate Vice President for Global Affairs in October of 2012. In this role, he was responsible for guiding the University’s globalization efforts to both increase the international student population on campus and to enhance opportunities for students traveling abroad for short and long-term study. Of taking on the Vice President for Enrollment Management position permanently, Phillips adds, “I’m honored to have the opportunity to continue to advance the enrollment at Rockford University.  It is exciting, challenging, and rewarding work.  Our collective efforts are realized on my two favorite days each year; meeting students on their first day on campus and watching those same students walk across the stage as graduates, not just reaching their goals of earning a degree but having become engaged and productive citizens in the process.”

Phillips has been associated with Rockford University for more than a decade. He received his undergraduate degree from Rockford in 2004 and his MBA in 2006. He’s served in a variety of positions including graduate assistant, Special Assistant to the President, Director of Operations, Contracts, and Services; Associate Vice President of Operations; and Associate Vice President for Global Affairs and Operations.


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