Phil Betz, a leader in higher education admissions, enrollment, and financial aid, will join one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, Lawrence University, as vice president for enrollment management.

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Phil Betz

Since 2021, Betz has served as vice president for enrollment management at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He begins this role at Lawrence University on June 5.

As a member of Lawrence University’s cabinet, Betz will further the institution’s positive momentum and high-touch approach to student recruitment, including the strategic direction and organizational leadership for the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid. Additionally, he will oversee the day-to-day operations for 20 staff members, recruiting, and serving students and families in the U.S. and internationally.

Betz brings to this role a commitment to liberal arts education and a portfolio of progressive leadership roles in enrollment management, including Susquehanna University (PA) from 2015-2021, The Evergreen State College (WA) from 2014-2015, Monmouth College (IL) from 2012-2014, and Pacific Lutheran University (WA) from 2008-2012. He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.


About Lawrence University

Lawrence University, founded in 1847, serves nearly 1,500 engaged learners, providing a best-in-class liberal arts and conservatory of music education, and distinguishing itself among its peers. The coupling of a nationally ranked liberal arts college and a first-tier Conservatory of Music ensures that Lawrentians benefit from challenging and compelling academics. Further, small classes, a highly personalized learning experience (8:1 student-faculty ratio), and a four-year residential requirement ensure a close-knit, vibrant community of belonging and support. With dual degree programs and cross registration, Conservatory of Music and liberal arts college students take full advantage of wide-ranging coursework and the opportunity to work directly with senior faculty across disciplines. The Conservatory of Music, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2024, offers the Bachelor of Music in performance, education theory, or composition; the Bachelor of Musical Arts; and, in conjunction with the college, the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music.