Dr. Brent Gage


Role: Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Brent A. Gage currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at the University of Iowa. In this role, Dr. Gage oversees all recruitment and enrollment functions including Admissions, Financial Aid, Communications, Enrollment Operations and Undergraduate Scholarships. Dr. Gage works cooperatively with the Academic Deans and the Office of the Provost to facilitate the university’s enrollment functions in an effort to achieve institutional goals, and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Before arriving at Iowa, Dr. Gage served The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Northern Illinois University as the institutional leader of Enrollment Management and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. He is credited with transforming recruitment and processes to grow enrollment and create significant operational efficiencies throughout his career in higher education.  He is also heavily involved in the development and implementation of predictive analytics to shape enrollment while minimizing institutional costs.
Dr. Gage currently is also a senior consultant for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) in which he has consulted on a variety of Enrollment Management issues at over 20 institutions both in the United States and abroad.  He is actively involved and a frequent contributor to a variety of higher education professional organizations such as the National Association of College Admission Counseling, AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management and the American College Test (ACT) Enrollment Planners Leadership Group.  Dr. Gage also serves as Chairman of the Iowa College Access Network Board of Directors.

Dr. Gage holds degrees from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Eastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. from Indiana State University in Educational Leadership, Administration and Foundations.

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