Loyola University Maryland
March 11, 2019
After a national search, Loyola announced today that Eric Nichols will be Loyola’s vice president for enrollment beginning July 15, 2019. Nichols is currently vice president for enrollment and dean of admission at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., where he has served in leadership positions on the admission team since 2012.
“With the changing higher education landscape and the challenges faced in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students, the vice president for enrollment management role is an integral one,” said Amanda M. Thomas, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Eric brings a great deal of experience and expertise, an understanding of the need for innovative, data-driven decisions in admission, and an appreciation for Catholic, liberal arts education.”
Prior to joining Saint Anselm as director of admission, Nichols worked in admission and career counseling roles for Brown University and Stonehill College. When he visited Loyola, he was struck by the location, the enhancement of Loyola’s career services, and the beauty of the Evergreen campus.
“Being located near a metropolitan area provides students with a fantastic opportunity to access dynamic experiential learning opportunities,” Nichols said. “There is also tremendous potential for growth in graduate programs. It’s an exciting time to have this role at a time when the University is forward-thinking and considering how to grow its footprint in the community.”