Matt Thomsen - Vice President for Enrollment Management | Briar Cliff University
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Matt Thomsen

Matt Thomsen

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Department: Admissions Office
Phone: 712-279-1774
Office Location: Stark Student Center 08


  • BS, Horticulture and Soil Science, Colorado State University
  • MSAS, Organizational Leadership, University of South Dakota
  • EdD, Adult and Higher Education, University of South Dakota (In Progress)
Matt Thomsen


Matt has over 15 years of experience in higher education in both the university and community college setting. Matt came to Briar Cliff University from Western Iowa Tech Community College, where he was the Recruitment Coordinator. Before that he worked for the University of Iowa and the University of South Dakota.

Matt is responsible for coordinating and executing the day to day operations of the admissions department at Briar Cliff University. This includes all undergraduate and graduate admissions.

A Sioux City native, Matt has been married to his best friend Julie, a teacher at Dakota Valley Elementary, for 17 years. They have two children, Jamie (six years old) and Lexi (20 months old). He loves to play with his kids, enjoy the holidays, be outside, and watch (and quote) movies. Matt is proud to be part of the Briar Cliff community.