UNCG has appointed Dr. Bryan Terry as associate provost for enrollment management effective Jan. 1.
Since 2009, Terry has served as associate vice president for enrollment management and student academic success at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He was associate vice president for enrollment management at Seton Hall University from 2006-2009.
“Dr. Terry has extensive experiences around issues of enrollment and student success,” said UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “We are delighted he will be joining our academic affairs team.”
UNCG Provost David H. Perrin also cited Terry’s strong track record in recruitment and retention.
“Dr. Terry has excellent experience at two institutions whose access and student success missions are consistent with UNCG,” Perrin said. “He also has substantive experience with all three of the offices that will report to him — Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and the University Registrar. He is known as a strong collaborator and relationship-builder within academic and non-academic areas of the institutions where he has worked.”
At Montclair, Terry implemented a recruitment plan that increased out-of-state applications by 15 percent in the first year, by 30 percent in the second year and by 40 percent in years three and four. Under his watch, community college transfer enrollments at Montclair increased by 12 percent over two years.
During his first year at Seton Hall, applications increased by more than 400 percent. Freshman retention rates increased by four percent that year.
Terry holds a PhD in educational administration and foundations from Illinois State University, a masters in human resource management from Thomas Edison State College, and a graduate certificate in enrollment management from the University of Florida-Gainesville. He has worked in higher education since 1991.
“I am excited and honored to join the UNCG community,” Terry said. “This is an unbelievable opportunity to join a great institution. During the interview process, I met with faculty, staff and leadership and recognized the many incredible opportunities, and delightful people, at UNCG. UNCG offers a fascinating student experience with first-rate undergraduate and graduate education on a beautiful campus in an ideal part of the country.
“I look forward to working with Chancellor Brady, Provost Perrin, Vice Provost Alan Boyette and the team of enrollment professionals to further the mission of the university. My first order of business will be to build on UNCG’s success in recruiting, enrolling, retaining and graduating a diverse student body. This will obviously take a team effort and I am encouraged by the enthusiastic reception I have received from UNCG so far. I look forward to starting on Jan. 1.”