Project Description

CarterBaldwin is proud to partner with Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) in announcing the appointment of Dr. Nancy Brainard as Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Brainard comes to PBA from Oral Roberts University (ORU) in Tulsa, OK, where she has served as vice president for enrollment management since 2007. Last year, her team celebrated 12 consecutive years of enrollment growth, recruiting students from every state and 116 nations. Brainard uses data-informed tactics to achieve strategic objectives, and in 2012 was the recipient of the Noel-Levitz Marketing-Recruitment Excellence Award.

At ORU, Brainard was a member of the President’s Cabinet, University Planning Council, Enrollment Planning Task Force and Online Strategies committee. She chaired ORU’s Commission on Retention, Persistence and Graduation, as well as a task force that identified ORU’s differentiating characteristics.

AT PBA, Brainard will also serve on the President’s Cabinet and lead enrollment management, a newly-formed division comprised of admissions and financial aid teams. She will be responsible for leading the division in its recruitment efforts for new undergraduate, graduate, and online learners. She also will work in partnership with the vice president for student development, the chief financial officer, and student accounts personnel to support retention efforts.

Brainard holds an EdD and BA from Oral Roberts University and an MS in management from Boston University. She was recognized as the distinguished doctoral graduate from ORU’s School of Education in 2002. In 2016, she earned a certificate of leadership in enrollment management from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education’s Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice.

About Palm Beach Atlantic University
Palm Beach Atlantic University, founded in 1968, is a private, Christian university, offering 55 undergraduate degrees, numerous graduate degrees and professional degrees in nursing and pharmacy, with a 29-acre campus in West Palm Beach and an Orlando campus. The University is dedicated to the integration of Christian principles to prepare students for learning, leadership and service. Sailfish athletes compete in 18 NCAA Division II and Sunshine State Conference varsity sports. The 78-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus provides facilities for training and hosting intercollegiate sports. As a Christ-first university, PBA affirms the values that have built American society, including religious liberty and the free enterprise system.