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W&M names Timothy Wolfe head of university's enrollment division

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    Provost and Dean.  Timothy A. Wolfe was named associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission at William & Mary March 30.  Photo by Stephen Salpukas
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Timothy A. Wolfe ’95, M.Ed. ‘01 has been named associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission at the College of William & Mary.

The announcement followed an eight-month national search. Wolfe has served as the interim associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission at William & Mary since last summer when former Associate Provost and Dean Henry Broaddus was appointed vice president for strategic initiatives. Wolfe’s new appointment was effective March 30.  

"I am delighted that Tim Wolfe emerged from a highly competitive national search as the new associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission," said Provost Michael Halleran. "He brings to this very important position rich knowledge of the field, keen judgment and a passionate commitment to his alma mater. Tim has already demonstrated his ability to perform at a high level in this complex role, and I am bullish on our continued success in recruiting superb students to our campus."  

As associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission, Wolfe will oversee both the admission and financial aid offices. Leading William & Mary’s enrollment division, he will oversee a combined full-time staff of 28 and an operating budget of more than $2 million. Wolfe will be responsible for developing long-term enrollment strategies for the university.

“I’m proud to be a part of the William & Mary community,” Wolfe said. “I’m thrilled to be given an opportunity to continue serving with this new role. The admission and financial aid offices already have outstanding, talented teams in place, and we have accomplished much in recent years. I look forward to seeing what we’ll achieve together in the future.”

Wolfe has strong ties to the university. He holds two degrees from William & Mary – a Bachelor of Arts in government and a Master in Education in educational leadership and higher education administration. Wolfe notes he got his first taste of admissions as a campus tour guide at William & Mary. He also met his wife at the College.

As interim associate provost and dean, Wolfe shepherded the selection of the Class of 2019 from a record pool of more than 14,950 applications. This pool of prospective applicants showed an increase of three percent over last year.

Wolfe, a career admission professional, began at William & Mary shortly following his graduation as an admission counselor. He advanced to assistant dean of admission at the university before moving down the street to Walsingham Academy as director of college counseling. Prior to returning to William & Mary in 2011 as senior associate dean of admission, he served six years as associate director of admissions at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.