Carnegie Mellon University

Meet the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission

headshotKris Wong Davis

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission

Dr. Kris Wong Davis joined Carnegie Mellon as the vice provost for enrollment management and dean of admission on June 1, 2023. In this position, Wong Davis plays a critical role in the university’s strategic approach to enrollment planning, demographic shifts, access and affordability and the broader higher education market. By providing thought leadership and data-informed best practices, she collaborates across all aspects of the field, including marketing, enrollment, student success and outcomes. She oversees the Admission and Enrollment teams, including The HUB, the University Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Services, Office of International Education and Enrollment Systems.

Before she joined CMU, Wong Davis served as vice provost for enrollment management at Purdue University, leading the areas of the Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Division of Financial Aid, Enrollment Management Analysis and Reporting, and Enrollment Management Strategic Communications and Initiatives.

Over the course of her career, Wong Davis has held several leadership positions at higher education institutions and boards across the country. She served as director of admissions for the University of California San Diego and as director of outreach and recruitment for Ohio State University. She was director of admissions with Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and served in several roles overseeing and managing initiatives for transfer, international and undergraduate recruitment efforts at the University of Arizona.

Wong Davis is a College Board Trustee and is a member of the College Board Admissions Research Consortium Advisory Committee, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, the International Association for College Admissions Counseling, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. 

She received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Arizona and her master's in elementary education and her doctorate in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.