Orehovec selected as assistant vice president for enrollment management
By Communications Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Orehovec will become the University of South Carolina’s new assistant vice president for enrollment management and executive director of undergraduate admissions, effective Oct. 16.
Orehovec has 16 years of experience in undergraduate admissions and enrollment management. She most recently served as the director for marketing, research and strategy in South Carolina’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Orehovec has led recruitment and enrollment marketing while collaborating on strategic enrollment initiatives with students, faculty and staff across campus. She has also completed the College Board’s Enrollment Leadership Academy and South Carolina’s Emerging Leaders Program.
“We are fortunate to have such a strong internal leader ready and eager to assume this important role."
Scott Verzyl, vice president of enrollment management
“Elizabeth is an expert in college admissions. She has an in-depth understanding of what it takes to not only manage a successful admissions office, but also how to use data analysis, market trends, financial aid leveraging, strategic recruiting, and operational excellence to surpass enrollment goals year-over-year,” said Scott Verzyl, vice president of enrollment management and dean of undergraduate admissions. “We are fortunate to have such a strong internal leader ready and eager to assume this important role."
During her tenure at South Carolina, Orehovec has developed and managed initiatives that contributed to a 385 percent increase in freshman applications, a 63 percent increase in new student enrollment and a 148 percent increase in underrepresented minority student enrollment. As a core member of the admissions leadership team, she has been instrumental in helping the university repeatedly surpass its annual enrollment goals.
“I am honored to have been selected as the next executive director of undergraduate admissions at the University of South Carolina,” Orehovec said. “It’s an exciting time at South Carolina, and I look forward to building upon the great foundation set before me and continuing to work with our faculty, staff and students to shape the future of the university.”
After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, Orehovec moved to South Carolina to earn her Master of Education in higher education administration. She also holds a Master of Business Administration and a doctorate from the University of South Carolina. Orehovec succeeds Mary Wagner, who left the University of South Carolina after 16 years to be the executive director for strategic higher education enrollment leadership at the College Board.
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