Colorado State University - Pueblo selected Orscheln as new enrollment, student VP

Colorado State University - Pueblo selected Orscheln as new enrollment, student VP

PUEBLO – An individual with nearly 15 years experience in all aspects of enrollment management at three different higher education institutions has been hired to lead those efforts at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Dr. Paul Orscheln, associate vice president for enrollment management at Northern Kentucky University, has been named the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management (VPSSEM) at CSU-Pueblo effective Sept. 30.

Dr. Paul OrschelnThe VPSSEM reports directly to the President and will provide assistance, counsel, and support to the President as a member of the President’s Cabinet and University Leadership Team. The Vice President provides oversight and management of the division of Student Services and Enrollment Management including the development and implementation of enrollment goals in addition to oversight and direction for the offices of admissions and financial aid, first year programs, records, the center for international programs and the English Language Institute. In addition, the VP works collaboratively with and oversees the Dean of Student Life and those offices reporting directly to the Dean of Student Life, including housing and residence life, judicial affairs, recreation center, counseling, student health center, and student activities.

During the interview process, Orscheln displayed considerable expertise in all areas of enrollment management gained through his career spanning almost 15 years at three different institutions. He displayed success using data in successful student recruitment and retention strategies along with managing crucial enrollment services operations including admissions, registrar, and financial aid.

Orscheln has served as associate vice president for enrollment management at Northern Kentucky University since February of 2012.  Prior to that, he served as executive director of enrollment services at Northern Arizona University (NAU), a promotion in duties from his original position at NAU of Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation. At NAU, he enrolled the three largest and most academically qualified freshman classes in the history of the institution.  From 1999-2007, he served in numerous admissions capacities from academic advisor to coordinator of transfer students at the University of Central Missouri (UCM), culminating in his appointment as director of admissions. From 2002 to 2007, UCM experienced a 20 percent increase in enrolled freshmen, eight percent increase in enrolled transfers, and a 38 percent increase in diversity.

Orscheln earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in physical education, exercise and sport science, both from the University of Central Missouri.  He recently completed his doctorate of education in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri at Columbia.




Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.