Paul Kohn Named Vice Provost of Enrollment Services

New Vice Provost of Enrollment Services to Start August 16

Paul Kohn will join Georgia Tech as vice provost of Enrollment Services on August 16. Kohn replaces former Associate Vice Provost Deborah Smith, who retired in May.

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Paul Kohn will join Georgia Tech as vice provost of Enrollment Services on August 16, 2010

“We were fortunate to have excellent finalists for the position,” said Anderson Smith, senior vice provost for Academic Affairs. “Paul Kohn had a similar post at the University of Arizona and is experienced with all of the roles the vice provost for Enrollment Services handles here at Tech. We are fortunate to lure him away from Arizona.”

Kohn was previously associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of Admissions at the University of Arizona, where he has worked since 1989. In that role, he oversaw admissions, financial aid, enrollment marketing and the registrar’s office.

“The opportunity to serve in the capacity of VP for Enrollment Services at an institution of Georgia Tech’s esteem was simply too compelling to forego,” said Kohn. “While Deborah Smith has left behind some very large shoes to fill, I am excited to undertake the challenge of furthering geographic, ethnic and economic diversity among Georgia Tech’s student body. I look forward to working with the Enrollment Services team at Tech to further develop innovative and effective strategies for recruiting and retaining the future alumni of Georgia Tech. From what I have learned so far, the students, alumni, staff, faculty and other supporters reveal an enthusiasm and energy that I am eager to become a part of.”

Kohn holds a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Arizona, a master’s in educational administration from Cornell University and a bachelor’s in animal sciences from Cornell.

Enrollment Services includes Undergraduate Admission, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, BuzzPort, Office of Technology Services for Enrollment Services, Office of Special Scholarships and the Office of the Registrar, with an indirect reporting line to Graduate Studies and Admissions.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.