Sioux City, IA - Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Matt Thomsen has been appointed as Vice President for Enrollment Management on the University’s President’s Cabinet under the leadership of Interim President Rachelle Karstens.
Since joining Briar Cliff in September 2017, Thomsen has been instrumental in the implementation of several key enrollment strategies including the University’s customer relationship management (CRM) system. In addition, Thomsen oversees the day-to-day operations of Briar Cliff’s admissions department, providing the vision, strategy and operational direction for increasing current and future enrollment at the University.
A Siouxland native, Thomsen has more than 15 years of higher education experience in both university and community college settings. Prior to joining the Briar Cliff community, he served as a Recruitment Coordinator for Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. In addition, he also held positions at the University of South Dakota and University of Iowa.
Thomsen earned a Master of Science in Administration in organizational leadership from the University of South Dakota and a Bachelor of Science in horticulture and soil science from Colorado State University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education in adult and higher education from the University of South Dakota.
Thomsen is a member of several industry organizations including the National Association for College Admission Counseling, The College Board, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling, Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling, Nebraska Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
A Catholic Franciscan institution of higher education excellence, Briar Cliff University is home to approximately 1,100 students. The University offers over 30 undergraduate degree programs, several online degree completion programs and a host of graduate degrees.