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Christine Harper Named Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

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Christine Harper

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 18, 2018) — Provost David Blackwell announced Thursday that Christine Harper has been selected as the next associate provost for enrollment management at the University of Kentucky, pending approval by the UK Board of Trustees.

With nearly 20 years of higher education experience in different areas of student affairs and enrollment management, including direct experience with the registrar’s office, financial aid and admissions, Harper brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Enrollment Management team. 

From 2001-2010, she progressed through a series of leadership roles of increasing responsibility in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First-year Experience at Ohio State University, where she ultimately served as the senior assistant director of the office. She served during a period of unprecedented enrollment growth and increases in quality, retention and diversity for Ohio State. From 2011-2017, she served as assistant dean of academic and student affairs in the UK College of Dentistry. Her team’s portfolio included admissions, financial aid, registrar and student success. 

She also served as the college’s diversity and inclusion officer, while holding an adjunct faculty position in the College of Dentistry.

Since fall 2017, Harper has served UK on special assignment to the Office of the Provost, assisting the associate provost of academic excellence operations with various initiatives on enrollment management and retention.

"Christine is passionate about removing barriers to student success and opening the doors of access and equity," Blackwell said. "She also strongly believes in providing her team with opportunities to develop and grow professionally."

Harper will formally assume the new role on Monday, June 18.