Kathleen Davis named VP for Enrollment Management

Kathleen Davis has been named vice president for Enrollment Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. Davis begins her duties at RIT on Sept. 1.

With an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. Students hail from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. A nationally ranked research university, RIT also has international locations in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo.

Davis has served as vice president for enrollment and retention management at Saint Louis University, a private Jesuit research university in Missouri, since 2018.

“We are excited to have Kathleen joining RIT. She brings an impressive track record, having recruited the three largest classes in the history of her current institution while substantially growing international enrollment,” said RIT President David Munson. “I am confident that, under her leadership, our outstanding team in Enrollment Management will continue to recruit ever more talented and diverse classes each year.”

Prior to St. Louis, Davis led the enrollment management division at Canisius College in Buffalo. Davis has also held several positions relating to admissions at colleges, including St. Joseph’s College, St John’s University, New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and Clarkson University. Davis, a native of New England, earned her MBA from Clarkson University. She also holds a BS degree in business administration from Russell Sage College.

“It’s a dynamic time to be at RIT with all the initiatives that are in motion under the leadership of President Munson,” said Davis. “I am looking forward to working with an exceptional team and university partners as we work to accomplish RIT’s enrollment goals.”

Davis was chosen after a national search led by a committee of RIT faculty, staff, students, and trustees. Colleen Peterson has served as RIT’s interim vice president for Enrollment Management.

“Colleen will continue to lead the organization until Kathleen’s arrival,” said Munson. “I would like to sincerely thank Colleen for her admirable work.”


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