The University of Findlay is pleased to announce that Dave Emsweller, who has previously served as Vice President of Student Affairs, has been promoted to permanently oversee the University’s Enrollment Management Division in addition to his work with Student Affairs.
In this expanded role as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Emsweller will oversee all aspects of student enrollment, retention, campus life for the university’s nearly 3,500 students. Emsweller has overseen the Enrollment Management Division on an interim basis for the last year while the University managed through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Dave has been an essential member of the University’s leadership team since he first joined UF in 1998,” said Dr. Katherine Fell, president of the University of Findlay. “His leadership over this last year with both divisions has been remarkable. We celebrated the close of a successful academic year last week and are looking forward to welcoming a strong class of new students to UF in the fall, all while managing through very uncertain situations brought on by the pandemic. Dave’s calm and focused leadership in collaboration with a great team of leaders throughout campus has been key to that success. We are very pleased that he has accepted this well-deserved promotion.”
“Working with students and helping them find their path to a meaningful life and productive career is something that I am very fortunate to be a part of,” said Emsweller. “During my years at UF I have consistently had the opportunity to work with dedicated and talented students, faculty, and staff. This expanded role has given me the opportunity to be more involved with our students from the very beginning of their UF experience all the way to the day they walk back through the Arch at Commencement. I am looking forward to continuing this role on a permanent basis.”
Emsweller first joined UF as Dean of Students in 1998 and was promoted to Vice President of Student Affairs in 2002. During his time at UF, he has been integrally involved with expanding student services, the design of many new campus buildings and growing the University’s Student Affairs Division. Emsweller also leads the University’s Emergency Operations Committee, who most recently guided the University through the COVID-19 pandemic.
He previously held positions at Michigan State University, Florida International University, and Adrian College. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and a Master’s of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University.