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Griffin Named Assistant Provost for Admissions/Financial Aid

By Jeff Murphy, August 24, 2018

Drew GriffinWARRENSBURG, MO – Drew Griffin has been named the Assistant Vice Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Central Missouri, effective Aug.31. This new position will provide strategic guidance, vision and leadership to both the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid.

With more than 14 years of experience in enrollment management, Griffin joins UCM from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (UMSL), where he has been the Director of Admissions the last four years. In this role, he has planned and implemented recruitment strategies to attract and enroll a qualified, diverse student body and serve as the leader of his recruitment team. Before moving in to the director position, Griffin began his career as a transfer coordinator for UMSL for one year before being quickly moved into the Associate Director for Recruitment role for nine years.

In addition to his excellent career path, Griffin's previous role as president of the Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) has allowed him to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with high school counselors throughout Missouri and with enrollment management professionals regionally.

“We are very excited that Mr. Griffin has accepted the position. His experience and passion make him a perfect fit not only to advance our admissions efforts, but also to help ensure our students graduate on time with less debt,” said Karen Goos, interim vice provost for enrollment management.

After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and public relations, Griffin earned a master’s degree in higher education/student affairs from Indiana University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in higher educational administration at UMSL.


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