Derek Kindle

Position title: Vice Provost for Enrollment Management


Studio portrait of Derek Kindle, vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Enrollment Management

Areas of Responsibility

The vice provost for enrollment management oversees the Division of Enrollment Management which encompasses Admissions, Student Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office. The mission of the Division of Enrollment Management is to strategically strengthen the competitiveness of UW-Madison in achieving enrollment goals, providing access and to collaborate with campus partners to provide information and services to enhance student success. The offices within the division provide the foundation of support and services for the academic infrastructure throughout the student life cycle.


Derek Kindle is the vice provost for enrollment management and provides leadership in planning, developing, executing and assessing a strategic undergraduate enrollment management plan for the university. He is responsible for organizing and creating a vision for the Division of Enrollment Management, which comprises the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, the Office of Student Financial Aid, the Office of the Registrar, and the central management office of the division. Derek has 20 years of higher education experience and has worked in the areas of admissions, financial aid, bursar and enrollment management.

A nationally recognized expert in higher education, Kindle serves in several national higher education organizations, including the College Board, the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). Kindle was also a member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) design team and part of the early Government Accountability Office’s study of ways to simplify the FAFSA. Derek joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison in July 2016 as director of the Office of Student Financial Aid and was responsible for the university’s administration of nearly $480M in federal, state, institutional and private aid.

Mr. Kindle earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors at Howard University in Washington, DC.