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OHIO announces Dr. Mateo Remsburg as Assistant VP for Enrollment Management and Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Dr. Mateo Remsburg has been selected to be Ohio University’s next Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Director of Undergraduate Admissions (AVPEM). 

Remsburg brings an extensive 25 years of higher education enrollment and admission experience to OHIO, and has been at the University of Utah since 2002. His most recent role was Director of Recruitment in the university’s Office of Admissions, which he held since 2019. He has previously held admission roles at Park University and Avila University. 

“Dr. Remsburg brings broad experience in higher education enrollment, recruitment, and admission, and I am delighted to welcome him to OHIO,” Candace Boeninger, vice president for enrollment management, said. “He will be a great asset to the University and to the enrollment management team, where he will be developing, leading and implementing strategies to recruit, admit, and enroll diverse pools of qualified undergraduate students here at OHIO.”

The AVP vacancy was created when Vice President Boeninger left Undergraduate Admissions to lead enrollment in September 2019. Following her appointment as VP earlier this year, a nationally competitive search was launched in March 2021, with candidate open forums conducted in early May. 

Remsburg was selected with input from the University community and a 14-member search committee of faculty, staff, and students. Honors Tutorial College Dean Donal Skinner and Valerie Miller, director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, co-chaired the committee with the support of Strategic Search Services through University Human Resources.

Between 2015 and 2020, Remsburg aided the University of Utah to achieve growth in applications, admitted students, and enrolled students, as well as enrolled students of color entering in freshman classes, with the University of Utah realizing their largest and most diverse first-year class in the institution’s history in Fall 2020.

“I am so excited to join the OHIO community in this role. I am struck by the University-wide interest in and commitment to providing a high-quality experience at every campus and location. I am eager to contribute to the larger communities that OHIO serves as we seek to position the University competitively into the future,” Remsburg said. “Enrollment is ambitious work and not without its challenges, and I look forward to being part of Ohio University’s efforts to transform what higher education really can be for students.”

The AVPEM position oversees Undergraduate Admissions, which supports outreach and recruitment strategy, admission policy and processes, and yield initiatives for domestic and international first-year, transfer, adult and non-degree students enrolling on the Athens campus and in OHIO Online programs. 

Remsburg will begin to transition remotely next month, and his first day in the office will be July 26. 

“I am looking forward to moving to Athens. There is a special vibe when the community and university are so closely intertwined,” he said. “I am excited about becoming a part of the Athens and Ohio University community.”

Remsburg earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Utah, a Master of Science in Student Counseling/Personnel Services from Kansas State University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. 

June 11, 2021
Staff reports