Dr. Kasey Urquidez is the University of Arizona’s Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Advancement 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; New Student Experiences; Scholarships and Financial Aid; the University Registrar; the Student Affairs Systems Group; Student Affairs Fund Development; and special university events & initiatives.
She is an active member of many regional and national boards. She currently serves as 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.
Dr. Urquidez served as a member of the National Guidance and Admission Assembly Council for the College Board and was elected to the Board of Trustees in October 2017. 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, 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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