President John Anderson announced that after a nationwide search, Brian Hazlett has been appointed Millersville University’s vice president for enrollment management. Hazlett, who had served as interim associate vice provost for enrollment management at Millersville, began the cabinet-level position on September 21.
“Brian has a proven record of success in admissions and enrollment management, and I am confident that he will provide outstanding leadership to the University,” said Anderson. “Working with the outcomes from the Strategic Planning Commission, he will guide the implementation of the plan, focusing on student recruitment, identifying new markets, reconsidering the mix of students we serve and enhancing student retention.”
Hazlett arrived on campus in February with more than 16 years of experience, working in both undergraduate and graduate admissions at three different institutions in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Millersville, Hazlett served as the assistant vice president/director of university admissions at Towson University. As a senior member of Towson’s enrollment management team, he was responsible for creating and directing the university’s strategic recruitment/marketing plan.
Hazlett was able to develop targeted initiatives to increase the overall diversity of the incoming freshmen and transfer classes. During his tenure at Towson, he established a paperless environment, created an Office of University Admissions overseeing undergraduate and graduate operations, increased applications 16 percent and improved both the SAT and GPA profile of the freshman class while growing the incoming student populations.
Hazlett started his career in admissions at Philadelphia University and then moved to serve as the director of recruitment at Binghamton University, State University of New York. As the director of recruitment at Binghamton, he was able to significantly increase the out-of-state, international and transfer student enrollments.
Hazlett has his bachelor’s degree from Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania and holds a master’s degree from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Hazlett resides in York, Pa., with his wife and daughters.