Nebraska Wesleyan Names New Vice President for Enrollment Management

Kimberly Johnson has been named Vice President of Enrollment Management at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Since 2009, Johnson has served as an associate principal with Hardwick-Day, the country’s only enrollment counseling firm focused specifically on private colleges and universities. In this role she has served several private colleges with undergraduate, graduate, and professional admission programs and recruitment.

Johnson has also served the past three years as interim vice president for enrollment management at Vanguard University — a private, Christian, liberal arts university located in California — where she is responsible for undergraduate and graduate admissions and financial aid.

Under her leadership, Vanguard University increased undergraduate applications by 88 percent in three years and recruited its largest incoming class in 2011 and again in 2012.

Prior to her work with Hardwick-Day and Vanguard University, Johnson was director of admissions at Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

“Kimberly brings to Nebraska Wesleyan exceptional experience and vision for enrollment management,” said Nebraska Wesleyan University President Fred Ohles. “She understands and values a liberal arts education. I am delighted that she has accepted my invitation to join our strong, experienced leadership team.”

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska.

Johnson will begin her work at Nebraska Wesleyan University on July 1. She replaces Patty Karthauser, vice president for external relations, who is retiring after 10 years with the university.

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Kimberly Johnson has been named the vice president of enrollment management at NWU. She begins July 1.