Dr. Jimmy Jung Named New Vice President of Enrollment Management
Dr. Jimmy Jung has been named Vice President of Enrollment Management at the University of Houston-Downtown. In this role, Dr. Jung will provide leadership, management, strategic direction and administrative oversight for enhancing student access and enrollment services. He will officially start at UHD on June 1 and report to the Office of Academic & Student Affairs.
"I am very excited to join the University of Houston-Downtown as the Vice President of Enrollment Management,” he said. “I strongly believe in the mission of UHD and I look forward to working with President Muñoz and Provost Link to serve the Houston community.”
Dr. Jung currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at New Jersey City University. His prior roles include serving as Vice President for Enrollment Management at the University of Maine; Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at The College at Brockport (State University of New York); and Executive Director for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Baruch College (City University of New York).
He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, specializing in Quantitative Methods & Evaluation from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Jung also holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from The City College and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College.
In addition to his numerous administrative roles, Dr. Jung has served as a professor at several institutions and as a consultant for colleges and universities across the nation.
Dr. Jung was identified as the next Vice President of Enrollment Management following a national search led by a UHD committee chaired by University College Dean, Dr. Scott Marzilli.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Jimmy Jung joining us as the next Vice President for Enrollment Management,” said Dr. Eric Carl Link, Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs and Provost. “He brings a wealth of experience to the position, with a keen understanding of our work here at the University of Houston-Downtown. I look forward to working with him as he brings his experience and insights to Houston and helps UHD grow and thrive in the coming years.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.