Following a national search, Jennifer “Jenni” Brost has been named director of New Student Enrollment at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Brost has served as interim director of New Student Enrollment since January. She replaces Patrick McBride, who retired earlier this year.
The appointment, effective May 1, was announced by Amber Williams, assistant vice chancellor for academic services and enrollment management.
Nebraska’s New Student Enrollment team is responsible for providing incoming Huskers with programs, information and resources designed to acclimate students and parents to campus life. The director reports to Williams and serves on the Academic Services and Enrollment Management leadership team.
“At Nebraska, we are committed to the success of each new student,” Williams said. “Jenni is a nationally recognized leader dedicated to helping students identify and maximize their potential. I am thrilled she’s accepted this role and look forward to the impact she’ll make as NSE’s new leader.”
Brost has led the implementation of many successful initiatives, including an advising inventory to help advisers better serve Huskers during new student enrollment events. She also launched a Husker Campus Guides app that connects students and families to university events and programs through interactive schedules, checklists and resources.
“I really enjoy working with new students and their families and as they transition to life as a Husker,” Brost said.
Starting in the fall, New Student Enrollment will collaborate with Student Affairs to expand the university’s welcome week programming. Welcome week events help new students adapt to campus, expose them to education opportunities and orient them to the university. The new welcome week programs will build upon successful signature programs like the Big Red Welcome, Tunnel Walk and New Student Convocation to include more activities in the days leading up to the first day of classes.
“I’ve been around for a while to see a lot of ‘Big Red Welcomes,’ and I am really excited about this one,” Brost said. “We are going to offer engaging sessions for students and their families to attend. Students will build connections earlier to help them find their place at Nebraska.”