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Emily Schuck to lead enrollment at Furman

Emily Schuck, vice president for enrollment management.

Last updated February 20, 2023

By Clinton Colmenares, Director of News and Media Strategy

Emily Schuck has been named vice president for enrollment management at Furman University following a national search, Furman President Elizabeth Davis announced today, Feb. 20.

Schuck (pronounced “shook”), who is currently the assistant vice president for enrollment management at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, will begin her duties at Furman on June 1. As a member of the senior administrative team at Furman, she will lead the university’s enrollment management strategy, which includes overseeing admissions, financial aid and enrollment services.

Over a 22-year career in higher education, Schuck has managed every aspect of enrollment management, innovating data-driven approaches to recruitment and financial aid. She has also lectured and written on topics of leadership.

“Emily is a very creative, savvy and forward-thinking professional,” Davis said. “She understands the liberal arts and sciences mission and will position Furman well in the competitive and ever-evolving realm of enrollment management. As a leader, she has earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues, and she will be a tremendous colleague at Furman and a champion for our students.”

“I am excited to join Furman University as the next vice president for Enrollment Management,” Schuck said. “Furman has an exceptional national reputation as a university with unparalleled academics and a vibrant student life program. It has outstanding leadership, and its students, faculty and staff are engaged in the community. I’m looking forward to working with everyone to help move The Furman Advantage forward.”

Schuck joined Marietta College as director of student financial services in 2013 and became assistant vice president for enrollment management in 2016. From 2001 to 2013, she worked as assistant director of admissions and director of financial aid and government relations at Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio.

Schuck has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Marietta College and is a doctoral candidate in higher education leadership at Concordia University in Chicago with an expected graduation this fall. She and her husband Brian have three children: Kennedy, 22, Courtney, 19, and Addison, 13.

Despite a national decline in enrollment, Furman continues to be competitive in student recruitment. More than 8,000 high schoolers applied this winter to be in the class of 2027. Furman is ranked 45th among all national liberal arts universities, and is the fourth “Most Innovative School,” according to U.S. News and World Report. In April, Pathways, a two-year program central to The Furman Advantage, was approved by the faculty as a requirement for all students.

“It is an honor to become part of a community that focuses on purposeful student engagement and success across campus,” Schuck said. “I look forward to joining President Davis and the incredible team of talented faculty and staff who are committed to Furman’s ongoing success.”

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