Kasey Urquidez is the University of Arizona’s Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Advancement and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions.
In her role, Urquidez serves as the university’s chief enrollment strategist, overseeing the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, including domestic and international freshman and transfer enrollment; Early Academic Outreach; New Student Orientation; Scholarships and Financial Aid; the University Registrar; the Student Affairs Systems Group; Student Affairs Fund Development; Academic Learning Support/Retention Services; as well as special university events & initiatives.
As a proud UA alumna, she began her career in 1994 upon obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Since then, Urquidez has worked in various student service and leadership positions, including Academic Advisor, Program Coordinator, as well as Director of New Student Orientation and Assistant Dean of Admissions.
Urquidez is active in regional and national boards, currently serving as the Chair of the Metropolitan Education Commission representing the City of Tucson and Pima County as well as the national Guidance and Admission Assembly Council for the College Board. In October 2013, she began her tenure as a member of the Admission Practices committee for the National Association of College Admission Counseling as well as a member of the Take Charge America Institute Board. In 2012, Urquidez was selected as one of Tucson’s 40 under 40.
During her UA career, Urquidez earned two Master’s degrees, from Chapman University and UA respectively, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education administration from Northern Arizona University.
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