Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group partnered with American University to conduct a nationwide search that resulted in the appointment of Evelyn Thimba as Vice President of Undergraduate Enrollment Management.
Evelyn joins AU from Drexel University, where she served as senior vice president for enrollment management. Creating an enrollment strategy built on a student lifecycle management model and a fierce advocate of access and opportunity, Evelyn oversaw the largest increase in first year applications to Drexel University through targeted expansion in both domestic and international markets. This success follows a five-year trend of increased applications and the enrollment of the three largest and most diverse classes in the university’s history. Under Evelyn’s leadership, the enrollment strategy has allowed Drexel to not only reach enrollment success but equally strong student success measures of retention and graduation rates. Prior to her time at Drexel, Evelyn spent more than a decade and a half at New York University in increasingly senior admissions roles, including associate dean and director of admissions. She holds a bachelor of science in leadership and management studies from New York University.