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Chad Spencer

Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Chad Spencer was appointed vice president for enrollment management in 2023. Spencer's experience includes 25 years in admission and financial aid, including 17 years at Davidson College, where he served as senior associate dean of admission and financial aid and director of financial aid.

At Davidson, Spencer managed a multi-million-dollar financial aid budget, as well as the implementation of financial aid initiatives to remove student loans from aid awards and replace them with grant aid. Under his leadership, Davidson grew the population of Pell-eligible students by 142 percent over the last 15 years. Spencer’s efforts helped to increase applications by 75 percent and first-year student enrollment yield from 39 percent to 49 percent. He worked with both QuestBridge and POSSE Scholars and served as the national representative to the College Board Financial Aid Assembly for the Southern Region.

As the first-ever vice president for enrollment management, Spencer is responsible for creating, leading and managing a strategic enrollment program that incorporates best practices and data analytics in recruitment, admissions, financial aid and retention. He will lead and manage the enrollment division and engage the entire Centre community to further increase applications, improve yield, and, in close consultation with the president and the dean of the College, ensure enrollment grows in alignment with Centre’s strategic plan and broader institutional goals.

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