The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named Patrick Winter as associate vice chancellor for academic services and enrollment management.
The appointment, announced June 19 by Elizabeth Spiller, executive vice chancellor, is pending final approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Winter will join the university on Aug. 17.
Winter began his career in enrollment management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as an assistant director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Since 2015, Winter has served as associate vice president for admissions and enrollment management at the University of Georgia. He brings more than 20 years of distinguished leadership in higher education admissions and enrollment management back to Nebraska.
“I am excited to welcome Patrick back to Nebraska,” Spiller said. “He brings a deep understanding of our access and excellence missions. His long experience at a top 20 public research and land-grant institution, his leadership in diversity initiatives and rural access, and his commitment to humanizing data in way that ensures that every person and every interaction matters will be essential in helping us continue to excel in bringing future Huskers to UNL and advancing the reach and profile of the university.”
At the University of Georgia, Winter is responsible for the recruitment and selection of incoming students, the annual awarding of more than $7 million in academic scholarships, new student orientation, and overall responsibility for setting and achieving the university’s long-term enrollment goals. During his tenure, he has overseen a 90% increase in first-year applications, while also strengthening first-year performance indicators and diversity of enrolling students. He serves as a member of the College Board’s Enrollment Leadership Group and was a past member of the College Board’s Recruitment and Admissions Advisory Board.
At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Winter will have direct responsibility for the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Scholarships and Financial Aid, the University Registrar, New Student Enrollment, and Husker Hub. He will also partner closely with colleges and programs across the university in support of retention and student success initiatives.
“I am enthusiastic about helping shape the university’s continued trajectory as one of America’s premier public institutions and supporting the Nebraska Promise,” Winter said. “I am ready to get to work on the Nebraska’s strategic enrollment goals and support its commitment to equitable opportunities for a diverse and inclusive student community.”
Prior to joining the University of Georgia in 2006, Winter served in a variety of successive leadership roles at Arizona State University. Winter earned his Bachelor of Science in political science from Auburn University and his Master of Education in higher and postsecondary education from Arizona State University.