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Laurie Koehler to Lead Enrollment Management at the George Washington University

March 28, 2013

WASHINGTON—Laurie Koehler has been named senior associate provost for enrollment management at the George Washington University. Ms. Koehler will oversee undergraduate, graduate and international admissions; student financial assistance; the Registrar’s Office; Graduate Enrollment Management; and Graduate Student Support. She will assume her new role on July 1.

“Laurie is the ideal candidate to lead our enrollment operations at George Washington,” said Steven Lerman, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “Her experience and skills combined will move our university-wide enrollment planning and decision-making to the next level.”

Ms. Koehler currently serves as the interim dean of enrollment and dean of admissions at Bryn Mawr College. During her tenure at Bryn Mawr, admissions saw record high application numbers for three consecutive years. Under her leadership, the college became more selective and received an increased number of diverse international student applicants and enrolling students.

“I am honored and excited to join the George Washington University community in July,” said Ms. Koehler. “I have been so impressed by the staff, faculty, and students I’ve met throughout the process, and I look forward to collaborating with them as we build on GW’s strengths and momentum.”

Ms. Koehler previously has held leadership roles in admissions offices at Cornell University, Miami University and the University of Virginia. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia.

“Under Laurie’s leadership, she will help GW build upon its existing success by bringing in an even more passionate, academically gifted and talented and diverse student body,” said Forrest Maltzman, senior vice provost for academic affairs and planning.

In the heart of the nation's capital with additional programs in Virginia, the George Washington University was created by an Act of Congress in 1821. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study, as well as degree programs in medicine, public health, law, engineering, education, business and international affairs. Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 130 countries.

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