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Flagel to leave Brandeis

By Emily Sorkin Smith and Elianna Spitzer

Section: Featured, News

November 3, 2017

Andrew Flagel, the senior vice president for students and enrollment, is leaving Brandeis this month for a research fellowship at the National Research Center for College and University Admissions (NRCCUA), according to an announcement from President Liebowitz to the Brandeis community on Oct. 30 in an email titled “Administrative Announcement.” After the fellowship ends, Flagel will not return to his position but will move on from Brandeis, according to a member of the administration.

Flagel was out of town at a US News and World Report Educational Advisory Board meeting and could not be reached for comment as of press time.

At NRCCUA, Flagel will continue his research themes of diversity, equity and inclusion, according to Liebowitz’s email. Flagel worked as an Editor and Content Provider for the NRCCUA from 2010-2013, according to his LinkedIn page, where he published reports on college admissions. The NRCCUA, the organization’s website explains, is a data platform and research organization.

Flagel has been working at Brandeis since 2011. Prior to his time at Brandeis, he was the associate vice president for enrollment development and dean of admissions at George Mason University. Flagel has previously held positions at the Tremont School, MyCollegeOptions.com, University of Michigan-Flint and Monster.com. He wrote an article titled, “Revisiting the High School Visit” for the Journal of College Admission 75th Anniversary Edition, according to his Brandeis biography.

“We thank Andrew for his years of dedicated service to Brandeis and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Liebowitz wrote.

In his email, Liebowitz discussed changes to the university administration designed to “streamline operations [and] increase accountability.” As a result of these changes, Vice President of Student Affairs Sheryl Sousa ’90 will report to Provost Lisa Lynch and the university chaplains will report to the Chief Diversity Office Mark Brimhall-Vargas.

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