Brian Troyer, director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, has been named Marquette University’s next dean of undergraduate admissions, Provost Daniel Myers announced today. Troyer, who will begin in his new role Aug. 1, will report to newly named Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Dr. John Baworowsky.
“Mr. Troyer brings great energy to a role that will help drive Marquette’s ambitious and important enrollment goals,” Provost Myers said. “His rich experience with data-driven admissions strategies, matched with his leadership in advancing UWM’s first strategic enrollment management plan, positions him well for moving Marquette forward.”
Troyer has been at UWM since August 2013 where, in his leadership role, he was responsible for executing data-driven enrollment management strategies with an emphasis on promoting the university’s dual mission of research and access. Prior to that, he was the senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Kentucky, where he previously served in a variety of progressive enrollment management roles.
“Marquette has a unique and powerful mission that resonates throughout the country and around the world, and I am honored to join the Marquette family as the next dean of admissions,” Troyer said. “The admissions team at Marquette is an incredibly impressive, talented and hard-working group. I am excited to join them, and I am also eager to work collaboratively with colleagues in enrollment management and around campus to help Marquette achieve its enrollment goals.”
Troyer earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in higher education, both with honors, from the University of Kentucky. He lives in Whitefish Bay with his wife, Claire, and two sons, Charlie (4) and Henry (3).
Troyer succeeds Roby Blust, who left Marquette in 2014 to serve as the vice president for enrollment at Regis University in Denver. Jean Burke, associate dean of undergraduate admissions, has served as the interim dean of undergraduate admissions since; she will return to her previous role on Aug. 1.
“I wish to thank Ms. Burke for admirably and expertly leading the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more than two years,” Provost Myers added. “I also want to applaud the search committee, led by Susan Teerink, for bringing forth some truly excellent candidates for this important position.”