Cornell College hires new VP for enrollment

Cornell College has hired Colleen Murphy as the new Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission, effective July 1.

Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy

Murphy works as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing at Greensboro College in Greensboro, N.C., and as a consultant for Noel-Levitz. She has been involved with marketing and higher education for nearly 20 years. In her time at Greensboro, Murphy worked to increase first-year enrollment while also improving the academic achievement of those students. She also launched a branding initiative and worked to improve retention.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Illinois.

In addition to her position at Greensboro, Murphy has served as a vice president at Ashland University and Harper College, and also worked at Aydlotte & Cartwright marketing agency and The Carle Foundation.

Cornell President Jonathan Brand said he was thrilled to have Murphy join the college.

“Colleen’s impressive experience with both enrollment management as well as marketing make her a terrific fit for Cornell at this stage in our history,” Brand said. “Her work shows what an institutional thinker she is, dedicated to meeting enrollment goals and ensuring academic success for prospective students. We’re looking forward to having Colleen join us and lead our enrollment efforts.”

At Cornell, Murphy will oversee the offices of admission and financial aid.

“I’m excited to work with the excellent faculty and staff to continue to build relevant programs and great outcomes for Cornell students,” Murphy said. “My background in both public and private higher education and consulting experience give me a unique combination of skills that I hope will bring value to an already great college.”