Dr. John M. Baworowsky, vice president for enrollment management, has decided to retire from Marquette University, effective June 30, Provost Kimo Ah Yun announced today. Baworowsky came to Marquette in July 2016 as the university’s first ever vice president for enrollment management.
As vice president for enrollment management, Baworowsky oversaw Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid, Marquette Central, the Office of the Registrar, Student Educational Services, the Office of Disability Services, and the Office of International Education.
“Dr. Baworowsky has been an extremely valuable leader for Marquette, setting and guiding strategies for the important work of recruiting and retaining our students,” said President Michael R. Lovell. “My leadership team and I, along with the entire university, thank him for his service and commitment to Marquette’s mission, vision and values.”
“During his time, Dr. Baworowsky superbly led the entire breadth and depth of Marquette’s student enrollment and retention strategies,” said Provost Ah Yun. “Notably, he built the university’s portfolio of dual enrollment and international recruiting partnerships and guided Marquette’s enrollment management efforts through the pandemic. Dr. Baworowsky has been an important adviser to me and other university leaders, and we are grateful for his service to Marquette University. I wish him all the best in his well-earned retirement.”
“I had eight wonderful years at Marquette and am very grateful for all the support I received, friends I made, and being able to witness so many of our students grow personally during their undergraduate years,” Baworowsky said. “I look forward to watching Marquette continue to become even more impactful in the future.”
Under Baworowsky’s leadership, Marquette brought in some of the largest first-year classes in university history, experienced record student retention rates and diversified the student body to its highest levels.
Baworowsky’s career spans more than 30 years in enrollment management, student affairs, public relations and financial aid, having served as a vice president in higher education in the United States and overseas. Prior to his time at Marquette, he was instrumental in enrollment growth and stability at Dominican University of California, American College of Greece and Saint Louis University.
As a columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Baworowsky has written about international student recruitment, shared governance, student decision-making, and developing a brand. He is also a noted national speaker on the topics of strategic communications, international students and financial aid.
In 2023, Baworowsky wrote a book chapter on enrollment planning, evaluation and modification for the book, Strategic Enrollment Planning. A Dynamic Collaboration.
Baworowsky has been frequently interviewed and quoted in national media on such topics as affirmative action, demographics of high school students, student development, enrollment, and marketing. He has been quoted in The New York Times, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Chronicle of Higher Education, Northern Iowan, Detroit Free Press, and on MSNBC.
Long associated with Jesuit institutions, Baworowsky earned his bachelor’s degree at Loyola University Chicago and his doctorate from Saint Louis University.