Troy Johnson, Illinois State University’s associate vice president for Enrollment Management, has accepted the position of vice president for Enrollment Management at the University of Texas at Arlington, effective in November.

Troy Johnson speaks

Troy Johnson, associate vice president for enrollment management, opened the IT News session at CITx.

Prior to coming to Illinois State in July 2013, Johnson held positions at the University of North Texas, West Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech University. Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree, a Master of Arts in economics, and Doctor of Education in higher education administration at Texas Tech.

“On behalf of the entire University community, I congratulate Troy on his new position and thank him for his exemplary service to Illinois State,” said Janet Krejci, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “While we will miss Troy’s leadership, Illinois State’s student recruitment and management team is outstanding through and through, and I am confident the University will continue to attract and retain strong and diverse numbers of motivated students to our campus.”

Krejci will announce the process to search for the next enrollment management leader in the coming days.

During Johnson’s tenure, Illinois State set three quarter-century records for freshman enrollment while increasing student diversity and maintaining student academic quality. The fall 2016 freshman class set a 27-year record at 3,638 students with total enrollment of over 21,000.

Illinois State’s freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 82 percent and the University’s graduation rate of 73.4 percent are in the top 10 percent of all universities in the nation.