Dr. Kasey Urquidez is the University of Arizona’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions.
In her role, Dr. Urquidez serves as the university’s chief enrollment officer, overseeing the offices of Undergraduate Admissions; Early Academic Outreach; New Student Orientation; Scholarships and Financial Aid; the Student Admin Systems Group; Parent Family Programs; and Access, Engagement & Opportunity, which includes Career Development and Leadership Services.
Dr. Urquidez is an active member of many regional and national boards. She is a Commissioner for the Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education, as well as a Commissioner, and former Chair, for the Metropolitan Education Commission representing the City of Tucson. In addition, she serves as a Trustee for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, on the National Hispanic Fund’s Advisory Board for Arizona, and the Cambridge Assessment’s Higher Education Western Regional Council.
She was elected to the College Board’s Board of Trustees in 2017. She previously served as a member of the National Guidance and Admission Assembly Council for the College Board. She also served as a member of the Admissions Practices Committee for the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). In 2012, Urquidez was selected as one of Tucson’s 40 under 40, and in 2015 she received the UA’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award.
As a proud UA alumna, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences in 1994. Since then, she has earned two Master’s degrees, A Master of Education in Teaching and Teacher Education from Chapman University and a Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Arizona, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education administration from Northern Arizona University.