Winthrop University: Joseph Miller Named Winthrop Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
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Joseph Miller Named Winthrop Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

August 04, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Miller brings to Winthrop more than 18 years of knowledge in strategic enrollment management, admissions, recruitment and marketing, and financial aid awarding and leveraging strategies in regional higher education. 
  • He has led enrollment and marketing plans that have grown undergraduate enrollment by over 15 percent at LaGrange College with growth in graduate programs exceeding 80 percent.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Winthrop Interim President George W. Hynd announced today that Joseph Miller, vice president for enrollment at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia, will be the new vice president for the Enrollment Management and Marketing division, joining the university on Sept. 1.

"Winthrop faces a pivotal period as competition among institutions grows and the demographics of prospective students change," said Hynd. "It was Joe’s depth of experience, knowledge of the challenges and opportunities we are facing, and his positive and enthusiastic approach to enrollment management and marketing that made him the top candidate. I have no doubt that Joe will make a significant contribution to the excellent leadership team we have at Winthrop University."

Miller said the university's mission and vision appealed to him and thanked the president, search committee, cabinet and Board of Trustees for the opportunity to serve as the enrollment vice president.

"Winthrop has an inspiring past, a dynamic present, and is poised for a prosperous future," he said. "I am excited to be a new campus partner and join the creative and talented team of colleagues at the university."

Miller brings to Winthrop more than 18 years of knowledge in strategic enrollment management, admissions, recruitment and marketing, and financial aid awarding and leveraging strategies in regional higher education. He has led enrollment and marketing plans that have grown undergraduate enrollment by over 15 percent at LaGrange College with growth in graduate programs exceeding 80 percent.

Miller has been LaGrange's enrollment vice president since 2016. He oversees the offices of College Access & Admissions, and Financial Aid & Affordability. From 2012 to 2016 he was institution's dean of enrollment. He also previously served at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a regular presenter, contributor, and researcher to articles and workshops on enrollment management and involving partnerships in student recruitment and retention.

Miller earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Austin Peay State University and a master of liberal arts from Auburn University. He is currently enrolled in Vanderbilt's Peabody College doctoral program in leadership and learning in organizations.

The university conducted a national search for the vice president, choosing Miller from a broad applicant pool that the search committee narrowed to three finalists. Each finalist interviewed on campus with board members, faculty, staff, students, and administrators from across the university.

Miller will lead the offices of admissions and financial aid, as well as work closely with the academic colleges, communications and marketing, the Graduate School and University College's retention efforts, among other areas of the university. He will join the president's cabinet and executive staff.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or longshawj@winthrop.edu.

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