David B. Johnson assumed the role of Vice Provost for Enrollment Management in January 2011, after serving as Interim Vice Provost since 2010 and Associate Vice Provost since 2007. Successes over the past decade include improving efficiency in admissions; increasing affordability initiatives; creating a one-stop student services center; opening a new Admissions Welcome Center; introducing a partnership with American Talent Initiative (ATI) to increase access and support for underserved students; implementing pre-registration for all new students to support their registration and enrollment; launching a certificate for student engagement in the first year experience; championing and implementing the move to test-optional admissions and test excluded scholarships; and enrolling beginner classes with consistent gains in academic quality and diversity from year to year.
With the landscape of student recruitment and retention rapidly changing, David provides vision and leadership to a robust team in his role as Vice Provost. Across OEM's organizational units, he seeks out innovative spaces and technologies for recruitment and works passionately to broaden access to higher education through need-based financial aid and other initiatives.
David contributes regularly and actively to national conversations on higher education admission and enrollment—presenting at national and regional conferences; serving on strategic and advising committees; and publishing widely on key issues pertaining to student recruitment, data-driven decision making, and college access.
Prior to IU, David held leadership roles in enrollment, orientation, and admissions at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Troy University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Auburn University, and a Doctorate of Education with a concentration in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.