03/24/2020 McMurry News

Grant Greenwood has been named vice president for enrollment management at McMurry University. As head of enrollment management, he will oversee the admission and financial aid departments, as well as the Dyess Testing Center. He will assume his new position on June 1, 2020.

“Enrollment management has never been more important to a university than it is today,” said McMurry University President Dr. Sandra S. Harper. “To have the right leader in the enrollment management role is critical, a person who poses a strong balance of innovative thinking and experience, McMurry has found that individual in Grant.”

“McMurry is a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community that truly values students,” said Grant Greenwood. He went on to add, “It will be an honor to serve alongside so many talented and passionate faculty and staff members, who are dedicated to serving students and creating a comfortable environment where they can develop intellectually and spiritually. The authenticity exhibited by the McMurry community is contagious, and I am excited to be a part of the momentum building.”

Greenwood has ten years of higher education enrollment management experience. Most recently, he has served as the Director of Admission at Hardin-Simmons University, managing all recruiting and operation efforts for new undergraduate and graduate student enrollment. Previously, he was Director of Dual Credit programs at Cisco College, where he led the enrollment and district partnership efforts for the institution’s dual credit population.

Greenwood shares that in his previous work, he has been able to develop strong community partnerships and knowledge of enrollment practices that he believes will serve him well as he leads McMurry enrollment efforts. He aspires to be the leader who empowers and equips team members to do their jobs well and to serve others. “I’m committed to identifying opportunities and providing creative solutions to further the reach and mission of McMurry and to find students who are a fit for our campus. I’m looking forward to the journey ahead,” added Greenwood.

“The McMurry community, including faculty and staff, are excited to have an inventive and energetic leader who combines industry best practices with fresh thinking, to lead change, and increase enrollment,” adds Dr. Harper.  “In the age of data-driven decision-making, Grant’s analytical approach combined with frontline recruitment experience as an admission counselor, is the right blend to enhance recruitment efforts for McMurry.”

Greenwood is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration. He is currently completing work on a Doctorate in Education, Higher Education at Texas Tech University.

Greenwood lives in Abilene with his wife, Sierra, and three kids, Luke, Polly, and Tripp. He is grateful to be able to continue to advance his career here in Abilene, a community that he and his wife love. “Abilene has been good to my family, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the Abilene community in my new role at McMurry. Go War Hawks!”


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