Title: Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management, DeVry University

Elise Awwad is the vice president of DeVry University’s strategic enrollment department. She has oversight of all admissions functions and student care activities, and is responsible for creating a student centric experience from inquiry to graduation. She develops and executes the department’s overall student enrollment strategies and provides vision and strategic leadership for university-wide enrollment management. She also leads the university’s student care training team, which provides training and development for admissions advisors and student support advisors.

With more than 15 years at DeVry, Awwad has held various leadership positions. She started as an admissions advisor and continued taking on various roles of increased responsibility, including leading DeVry’s admissions departments for online services nationwide.
Previously, Awwad was a quality assurance analyst at Howerton, Dorris, Stone and Lambert law firm. She also served as the chief operating officer and district manager for a family owned franchise, overseeing the daily operations and launching newly franchised locations throughout the Chicagoland area. 
Awwad holds a bachelor’s degree in small business management from Southern Illinois University. She also earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, an Executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and a certificate in public policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.
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