Noemi Crespo Rice named inaugural assistant vice provost for enrollment services

She will lead JHU's new Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management and join the Student Services Excellence Initiative team working to improve each student's encounter with university enrollment services

Noemi Crespo Rice, a champion of student success who since 2006 has served in student affairs and financial aid leadership roles at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., will be the inaugural assistant vice provost in the university's new Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management.

Noemi Crespo Rice

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Crespo Rice will report to Stephen Gange, executive vice provost for academic affairs, and work closely with the university registrar and the financial aid office to coordinate and oversee enrollment shared services, including registration, financial aid, and student accounts operations. She will begin her new role on July 23.

"I'm so pleased to welcome Noemi to the Provost's Office," Gange said. "Her collaborative leadership style, deep content expertise, knowledge of Johns Hopkins culture and processes, and combination of passion and gravitas are all qualities that will ensure her success in this new role."

The Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management, or SEAM—created as part of the university's Student Services Excellence Initiative—will oversee a centralized, modernized, and integrated student services operation, a key step in enhancing the overall student, staff, and faculty experience at Hopkins. In addition to leading the work of that team, Crespo Rice will serve on the universitywide Student Systems and Data Governance Committee and the Student Information System Prioritization Sub-committee, and she will be a key functional lead for the SSEI implementation effort.

"The SSEI project has truly transformed the student experience at Hopkins over the past five years," Crespo Rice said. "I'm thrilled to be a part of the next phase of innovation through SEAM, and to see how it will positively impact students across the Hopkins enterprise and throughout the broader higher education community. This is an exciting time for the university."

Crespo Rice joined SAIS in 2006 as director of Financial Aid and was named chief student affairs officer in 2014. In that role, she established and developed the university's first Student Services Center designed to transform the student experience across global campuses by providing a centralized, student-centered approach to services. In 2016, she was appointed assistant dean of student affairs at SAIS, overseeing the Student Services Center, student life, global careers, registration, student accounts, and international scholar services.

Crespo Rice currently serves on numerous committees across Johns Hopkins, including the SSEI Governance Council, the SEAM Oversight Committee, the Sexual Violence Advisory Committee, the Cross-Divisional CARE Team, and the Diversity Leadership Council. She previously served as the SAIS academic grievance officer.

She earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Connecticut, a master's in higher education administration from George Washington University, and, in 2013, a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Correction: The university's Sexual Violence Advisory Committee and the Diversity Leadership Council were misidentified in an earlier version of this article. The Hub regrets the error.