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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.