408 West Franklin Street, Second Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3065
Phone: (804) 827-8737
Email: sem@vcu.edu

Luke Schultheis, Ph.D.
Vice provost, Division of Strategic Enrollment Management

The Division of Strategic Enrollment Management provides primary oversight for the recruitment, retention and graduation of students at all levels. The purpose of the division is to ensure academic quality and student success, which is dependent upon the recruitment, retention and timely graduation of a talented and diverse student body. Our goals and aspirations are clearly articulated in the university’s strategic plan, and a primary component of our vision is to ensure that we attract and retain students who will graduate at a higher rate and who will contribute to a highly skilled 21st-century workforce.

Within the division there are several operational areas: Admissions, Degree Audit, Financial Aid, Military Student Services, New Student and Family Programs, Records and Registration, Student Accounting, the Student Services Center and the Transfer Center. The Office of Admissions manages the recruitment and application processes for all graduate, international and undergraduate applicants. Military Student Services works with veterans, active service members, spouses and dependents to ease the transition from military life to the world of academics. The offices of Degree Audit, Financial Aid, Records and Registration, Student Accounting and the Student Services Center oversee and manage the matriculation, financial aid, billing and graduation processes for all new and continuing VCU students. The Office of New Student Programs provides new students and their families with resources and programming to support the academic experience, while the VCU Transfer Center offers resources to transfer students to ensure a smooth and seamless transition to the university and support for successful progress toward graduation. 

For more information, please visit the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management website.