Kasey Urquidez

Vice President, Enrollment Management & Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Enrollment Management

Dr. Kasey Urquídez is the University of Arizona’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions.

In her role, Dr. Urquídez serves as the university’s chief enrollment strategist, overseeing the offices of Undergraduate Admissions; Early Academic Outreach; New Student Services & Orientation; Scholarships and Financial Aid; Parent Family Programs; and Access, Engagement & Opportunity, which includes Career Development and Student Engagement.

Dr. Urquídez is an active member of many regional and national boards. She currently serves as a Board Director for the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Trustee and Vice Chair for the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona, Advisory Board Member for Southern Arizona’s Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and as a member of Cambridge Assessment’s Higher Education Western Regional Council. In addition, she has served as a Trustee for the College Board, on the Executive Board for Arizona Women in Higher Education, as a Commissioner for the Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education, as well as a Commissioner for the Metropolitan Education Commission.

Urquídez was selected as one of Tucson’s 40 under 40 in 2012, in 2016 she received the UA’s College of Agriculture and Life & Environmental Sciences Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame by Order of Omega in 2021 and was selected as the Outstanding Community College/University Advocate by the Metropolitan Education Commission in 2022. 

As a proud University of Arizona alumna, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. Since then, she has 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.

Laura Teso