Vice President for Enrollment
Kristin Tichenor, Ed.D., a leading enrollment expert and champion for diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has been named vice president for enrollment at Wentworth Institute of Technology, effective July 27. Tichenor has served in a variety of leadership roles in higher education, most recently as senior advisor to the president and senior vice president for enrollment and institutional strategy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During her tenure at WPI, Tichenor led the implementation of the university’s strategic plan and launched the Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Decision Support, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Enrollment Management Division. Under her leadership, WPI saw dramatic increases in applications, enrollments, selectivity and diversity. Tichenor worked closely with faculty governance on the adoption of a test-optional admissions policy, now in its eleventh year and appears in the documentary, The Test and the Art of Thinking.
A passionate advocate for policies and programs that support access, equity and inclusion for individuals of all backgrounds, Tichenor is president and founder of the College Admissions Collaborative Highlighting Engineering and Technology (CACHET), a higher education association of over forty colleges and universities dedicated to promoting opportunities for students in STEM. She has written on a range of topics in higher education with articles in publications such as AGB Trusteeship, the Washington Post and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Her professional engagements include serving as a member of the NACAC ad hoc committee on STEM partnerships, as chair of the College Board’s New England Council, and as chair of the Higher Education Leadership Conference at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her doctorate.