WPU Hires New Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

October 11, 2022

William Peace University (WPU) has hired a new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, officials announced today. 

Damon Wade, Ph.D., will join the leadership team on November 7, 2022.  

Wade is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at North Carolina Central 

University, a North Carolina system public institution. Previously, Wade served as Vice President for Enrollment Management at New College of Florida; Associate Dean for Student Services and Enrollment Management at the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Enrollment Management at Grambling State University. 

The WPU Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight for admissions, financial aid, communications, and marketing efforts for the University, working closely with the President, the Senior Leadership Team, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and community partners. 

Wade’s track record of leadership and increasing enrollment make him an excellent fit for WPU, said WPU President Brian Ralph. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Wade joining the WPU community. He is a very strategic and thoughtful leader and we are looking forward to the impact he will make as we pursue our growth strategy” Ralph said. “His experience recruiting and retaining a wide range of students throughout his career is particularly exciting”.

The Vice President serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and leads recruitment and admissions, marketing and branding, financial aid, and formalized partnership efforts to advance enrollment at the University.  

Wade said he’s excited to join such a vibrant community. 

“William Peace University is a caring and creative community that prepares students for careers in the “organization of tomorrow,” Wade said. “I am drawn to WPU by the community of people there — all of whom expressed a genuine focus on the mission of transferring knowledge and skills necessary for students to thrive in their desired field of study, and a clear commitment to equity and inclusion. I look forward to working shoulder-to-shoulder with President Ralph and everyone on campus to share more broadly the outstanding achievements of our students and how prospective students can become future Pacers.”