PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — To advance collaboration and consistency across its work on student recruitment, financial aid and student records, Brown University has established a new Enrollment Division that will include its College Admission, Financial Aid and Registrar offices.
Provost Richard M. Locke said the strategic shift best positions the University to continue to develop innovative ways to attract the best and brightest students and encourage their success throughout their time at Brown.
“This organizational model of aligning our financial aid, scheduling, student records and undergraduate admission functions is a common one in higher education and — most importantly — will allow us to better serve our students,” Locke wrote in a Wednesday, Nov. 30, announcement to the campus community. “Under the Enrollment Division, these three offices will have clearly defined yet interconnected roles and objectives in order to provide integrated services for students at every phase of their studies at Brown.”
Logan Powell, the University’s dean of undergraduate admission since 2016, will lead the Enrollment Division as associate provost for enrollment. In the elevated role, Powell will retain his role as dean while assuming responsibility for Brown’s enrollment efforts, working in partnership with the constituent offices and schools that currently oversee admissions and recruitment functions for their programs.
Locke said that Powell will bring to the role a broad portfolio of experience and leadership in admissions and student recruitment. In the six years since Powell’s arrival, Brown has seen a 50% increase in first-generation undergraduate student enrollment, Locke noted.
“Logan’s many achievements include an application fee waiver for low-income students, creating new pathways to access; the first ever fly-in program for high-achieving students from low-income, rural backgrounds and small towns; and doubling the amount of funding available to allow all admitted low-income and first-generation students to visit campus for A Day on College Hill,” Locke wrote.