Jill Orcutt

Global Lead, AACRAO Consulting

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Jill Orcutt became the AACRAO Global Lead, overseeing the Consulting Division in May 2023.  She has been actively involved in enrollment management for the past 40 years holding leadership and Chief Enrollment Management Officer roles at the University of California Merced, University of Washington Bothell, CSU Chancellor’s Office and Central Washington University.

For the past eight years, Jill held the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, Dean of University Extension and for six years the Dean of Summer Session at the University of California Merced (2015-2023). She was responsible for the Offices of Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Students First Center, Enrollment Management Systems, Enrollment Management Communications, and University Extension, and Summer Session.  Jill served on the University of California (UC) system-wide Residency Committee and Transfer Guarantee Committee, and was the chair of the UC System AVC for Enrollment group.  She brings to AACRAO a wealth of knowledge in enrollment management, leadership, organizational change, holistic admission, financial aid and scholarship leveraging, and enrollment management marketing and communications.

She has worked in higher education for more than 40 years in a variety of roles. She was formerly the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions at the University of Washington Bothell, was a senior consultant for the American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admission Officers (AACRAO), and has served in roles in the Offices of the President, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Internal Auditor, Admissions, Financial Aid, and academic departments at Central Washington University.  She served as a lead for a successful implementation of PeopleSoft at CWU and was a PeopleSoft and Mentor Application expert at the CSU Chancellor’s Office, and managed Salesforce (CRM) and utilized OnBase and Banner at UC Merced,

Jill earned her bachelor's degree from Central Washington University in Administrative Management and received a M.A. degree in Higher Education from Central Washington University. 

Jill's Role at AACRAO

Jill is the Global Lead for AACRAO Consulting in the Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Division. She is responsible for all aspects of AACRAO Consulting. She oversees approximately 60 highly qualified contracted consultants, develops new business lines, and maintains and expands AACRAO’s standing as a global SEM leader.