Vice President of Enrollment Management Appointed

Micahel Joseph

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Joseph, an experienced higher education administrator and enrollment strategist, who will join Valparaiso University's senior leadership team as vice president for enrollment management beginning Oct. 17.  Michael will lead the development and oversee the execution of the University’s comprehensive enrollment management plan. 

I believe that Michael’s wide-ranging experience, outstanding record of achievement, and exceptional skillset are ideally suited to help the University achieve the aggressive goals for growth outlined in our Strategic Plan.  In conversations with Michael, it is clear that he is energetic and excited to come to the University in this new role and ready to accept the growth challenges outlined in the Strategic Plan. 

Michael comes to Valpo after serving in key administrative leadership positions overseeing enrollment operations at College Misericordia, Dominican University, North Central College and most recently at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM).  At UDM, Michael served initially as Vice President for Enrollment Management in 2002, and in subsequent years assumed additional responsibility for Student Affairs, Intercollegiate Athletics, University Advancement and Academic Affairs. During the 2010-2011 school year, Michael served as the Interim President of the University while the national presidential search was under way.

Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Wheeling College and a Master of Arts in organizational management from College Misericordia. 

Enrollment Management
EM News

Strategic Enrollment Management [SEM] is a crucial element of planning for growth to meet the enrollment goals for a university or college.  SEM focuses on the entire student cycle, from student recruitment through graduation.  At Valparaiso University, the Division of Enrollment Management is directly responsible for the Office of Admission, Office of Financial Aid, and the Office of the Registrar as well as other university strategic partners that are both involved in the recruitment and retention of students.  Every step of the way we strive to assure that our services are friendly, efficient, and effective.

Michael Joseph
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Anita Helton
Executive Assistant to VP Enrollment Management

Jennifer Smolnicky
Director of Transfer Enrollment,
Division of Enrollment Management


Tara Teeple
Director of Data and Technology Services,
Division of Enrollment Management

David Fevig
Dean of Undergraduate Admission,
Office of Undergraduate Admission

Phyllis Schroeder
Director of Financial Aid

Shelly Kooi
University Registrar

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