Enrollment Services

Neil Woolf, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management

Welcome to Eastern Washington University and Enrollment Management. Whether you are a new student, current student, parent, community member or alumni, thank you for your interest in EWU. We are extremely proud of the great things happening at EWU, and we look forward to assisting you in your college experience. Our philosophy and practice is to treat our students and education partners with courtesy and respect, and we go above and beyond your expectations in serving you and your enrollment needs.

As the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Eastern Washington University, Dr. Neil Woolf is responsible for leading the strategic enrollment management planning and implementation of initiatives to meet EWU's mission and enrollment goals. Dr. Woolf oversees and provides leadership for the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Student Communication Strategies. In addition, Dr. Woolf manages the Student Services Office at the EWU Riverpoint Campus in Downtown Spokane.

Dr. Neil Woolf (BA Government, '01) leads EWU's enrollment management operations by directing the Office of Admissions, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Records and Registration, and Strategic Student Communications. Dr. Woolf is a member of the executive leadership for Student Affairs and the President's Extended Cabinet.

 At EWU, Dr. Woolf is Chair of the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Council that coordinates institutional efforts of university identity and image, recruitment and admission, student success, and fiscal management. Through the SEM Council, Dr. Woolf is leading efforts to develop and implement a SEM plan for EWU through 2020. Paramount to the culture of enrollment management and the offices that Dr. Woolf leads is the quality of the experience that students receive and participate in as partners in student learning. Dr. Woolf works to improve the level of service and the manner in which students are served at EWU.

Dr. Woolf has over 13 years of experience in higher education serving as a practitioner/leader within student affairs, as faculty, and as a higher education policy analyst for both academic and student affairs. He has received appointments as a member of the NASPA Region V Executive Council and the Western Association of Financial Aid Administrators Executive Council. Dr. Woolf has also served as Chair of the Nevada State Gear UP Council, Chair of the Nevada ACT State Council, and Co-Chair of Institutional Accreditation (Nevada State College).

 While not at work, Dr. Woolf enjoys spending time with his family attending sporting events and participating in the many recreational opportunities that Spokane and the region provide. Dr. Woolf previously served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Andson Foundation, which provides financial literacy training through the Boys and Girls Clubs. He currently serves as a Boy Scouts of America volunteer and Cub Scouts Den Leader.

 Dr. Woolf earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government with a minor in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University, a Masters of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Utah, and a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Most universities' Enrollment Services web sites will highlight growth in enrollment, and we are certainly proud of our achievements. You can browse recent enrollment data in the resources sections to the left of the page. However, we would rather highlight one of our many student success stories. We are much more than numbers and recognize that each student has their own story. We simply want to help you write yours.

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Cassie Brazell, Class of 2014

Being a first generation college student isn't easy. Planning out financial aid, picking a residence hall and meal plan, signing up for classes-it can all be a blur. But the services and people at EWU helped me become a successful and knowledgeable student, and they've provided me the skills the abilities to reach my goals in the future.

Because of my dedication and the dedication of the staff and professors here to help me, I will graduate spring 2014 with a degree in communications (public relations) and a double minor in business administration and psychology. I'll also have a leadership certificate.

I came to Eastern for many reasons, but I fell in love with Eastern because it truly became my home. My professors, my friends and my community make life here at EWU not just another college experience, but the best college experience I could have ever imagined.

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