TU names new VP for Enrollment Management and Student Services

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Johnson most recently served as Dean of Admission

Earl JohnsonEarl Johnson has been named The University of Tulsa’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services effective immediately, TU President Steadman Upham announced today.

“I am humbled by this appointment and look forward to working with this talented staff to continue the tradition of excellence that is The University of Tulsa,” Johnson said. “We will collaborate with our students to enhance campus life and continue utilizing innovative methods to reach prospective students and to inform them of the outstanding academic and social opportunities available at TU.”

Johnson has been associated with TU since 1984, when he entered the university as a freshman and starter for the Golden Hurricane football team. After earning his BFA in commercial art, the Tulsa native joined the university staff as an admissions counselor and went on to earn his master’s degree in higher education administration from Oklahoma State University. Most recently, Johnson served as Dean of Admission and had been appointed interim vice president of Enrollment and Student Services in June. He will report directly to the president.

“As Dean of Admission and now as Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, Earl has been the architect of a strategic admissions initiative that has resulted in the largest and most academically qualified student body in the university’s history,” Upham said.

Nearly 4,600 students from 46 states and 74 countries are currently enrolled at The University of Tulsa. The mean ACT score for entering freshmen this fall is 28, and SAT is 1250. Three out of four freshmen graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. TU also has produced more nationally competitive scholars than all other Oklahoma universities combined.

“Earl Johnson represents the ideal that that we challenge our students and alumni to become. Particularly rewarding for all of us is that Earl is a dedicated alumnus who understands TU’s rich legacy and is committed to the university’s bright future,” Upham said.

Mona Chamberlin