Laurie A. Pohl
Vice President for Enrollment & Student Affairs
Laurie Pohl has served as Boston University’s Vice President for Enrollment & Student Affairs since 2007. In this capacity, she oversees undergraduate admissions, student financial assistance, the University registrar, student employment, enrollment operations, the University Service Center, the Center for Career Development, and the Educational Resource Center. She also develops and directs the University’s undergraduate enrollment strategies, oversees a wide range of student-related information systems, and coordinates functions and activities targeting undergraduate retention.
Laurie chairs the Admissions and Enrollment Policy Committee of the University Council; serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee; and is a member of numerous University decision-making groups, such as the Provost’s Cabinet and University Leadership Group. She has led University-wide initiatives to enhance access and affordability, such as instituting a partnership with the Posse Foundation and increasing need-based aid to graduates of Boston public schools.
Before coming to Boston University in 2003, Laurie spent more than a decade in senior leadership positions at the University of Virginia, where, among other things, she led a major University-wide planning effort, developed and implemented programs as part of a successful $1.33 billion capital campaign, and worked with a team to plan and negotiate a proposed UVa campus in the State of Qatar.
Laurie earned bachelor’s degrees in computational mathematics and chemistry from Albion College and earned her doctoral degree in biophysical chemistry from the University of Virginia. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the philosophy of science at BU, and in 2006 received the University’s Shimony Prize for her paper on scientific objectivity. Since fall 2010, Laurie has taught in BU’s freshman writing program.
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