University of Baltimore Names Roxie M. Shabazz of University of Hawai'i Manoa as Vice President for Enrollment Management
September 14, 2020
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
Roxie M. Shabazz, a seasoned professional in the area of admission and enrollment management for higher education, has been named vice president for enrollment for the University of Baltimore. Shabazz was selected by UB President Kurt L. Schmoke for the role, following a national search led by a University committee and a series of interviews with the UB community. Shabazz, who currently serves as assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management and director of admissions at the University of Hawai'i Manoa, will start at UB on Oct. 12.
Shabazz brings more than 25 years of experience in higher education, having served in a variety of admission- and enrollment-related roles in public and private institutions in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and Hawai'i. Beginning in 2014, she served in the assistant vice chancellor position at the University of Hawai'i Manoa, where she instituted a holistic enrollment-management approach in support of the institution's capabilities, thus attracting more new students and increasing its overall rate of retention.
"After meeting the people of UB, from the staff to the President, I was convinced that there was a place for me here," Shabazz said. "Higher education is facing and will continue to face transformative challenges such as enrollment declines and the pandemic for the next several years. I look forward to working with my UB team, with President Schmoke and the leadership team to meet these challenges and move the University strategically and sensibly into the future. I am honored to have been named the new VP and look forward to getting started."
President Schmoke said: "I am extremely excited to have Roxie Shabazz join our UB team. She has a proven track record of success in public and private universities. Her ideas and energy will help us meet and overcome some of the challenges facing higher education."
Shabazz said she admires UB's long-standing commitment to adult learning, diversity, student success and transforming lives, which she sees as a good fit for her emphasis on mentoring, transparency and collaboration throughout her career.
Prior to her time in Hawai'i, Shabazz served in a variety of leadership positions at Fayetteville State University beginning in 2005, including associate vice chancellor for enrollment management as well as interim positions as registrar, director of admissions and director of financial aid. At that campus, Shabazz opened a center to serve the education needs of military veterans.
Beginning in 2000, Shabazz worked at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where her experiences as assistant vice chancellor for admissions included service as the institution's chief admissions officer and chair of its enrollment management committee.
Shabazz's other positions in higher education include director of admissions and orientation services at Spelman College (1999-2000), director of admissions at James Madison University (1994-99), and associate dean of admission at The College of William and Mary (1992-94).
Shabazz earned a master's degree in social service from Bryn Mawr College in 1985, and a B.A. from Villanova University in 1981.
She holds memberships in a number of professional education associations, including ACT Hawai'i Council, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and its Admissions Policies and Practices Committee, ACT Southwest Region, the College Board, and the National Association of College Admission Counselors.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.