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Flagel named SVP for students and enrollment

Published: September 2, 2011
Section: News

Brandeis named Andrew Flagel the new senior vice president for students and enrollment last month, as the board of trustees voted to approve President Fred Lawrence’s selection for the top admissions and student life position.

He will join a team of new senior administrators appointed over the summer, including Provost Steve Goldstein and Dean of Arts and Sciences Susan Birren.

Flagel, who officially began work on Thursday, served as dean of admissions and associate vice president of enrollment development at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

“This position really combines the roles that I enjoy most at an institution that really values the things that I’m most committed too,” Flagel said in an interview in his office Thursday afternoon.

Flagel’s role at Brandeis will be split between his responsibilities to oversee the Division of Student Affairs, including athletics, student activities, community living, the interfaith chaplaincy, orientation, the health center, psychological counseling center and other departments. He will also provide oversight in Enrollment Management, including the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Services.

Flagel who began work early this week as he met with orientation leaders and first year students dealing with a hectic schedule from Hurricane Irene during move-in weekend, expressed optimism about student enthusiasm and spirit on campus.

“I think that Brandeis has some of the most amazing school spirit in the nation,” Flagel said. “This place embodies spirit.”

Before his time at George Mason, Flagel served as director of admissions and recruitment at the University of Michigan Flint campus, director of enrollment and public relations at the Congressional Youth Leadership Council and regional director of admissions at George Washington University.

At George Mason, Flagel worked on initiatives ranging from diversity and international student enrollment to experiential learning programs.

Flagel also served as an advisor to the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and the Alphi Phi sorority at George Mason.