Chuck Knepfle


Vice President for Enrollment Management at Portland State University

Chuck Knepfle has worked in higher education for 30 years, and currently serves as the Vice President for Enrollment Management at Portland State University, where more than 60 percent of the student body start as transfer students. His background, and passion, is in student access, having served as the financial aid director at both Miami University in Ohio and at Clemson University in South Carolina. He created scholarship programs over his career that focused on diversity recruitment as well as need-based aid for students who identify as low socio-economic status. Access to higher education for all students, regardless of race or income, is his passion and was the focus of his doctoral research. He holds a B.S. in systems analysis, an M.B.A. in management from Miami, and a Ph.D. in higher education leadership from Clemson.

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Creating a Strategic Enrollment Management Plan from the Ground Up