Jose Cantu, Ph.D. serves as the inaugural Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at UCCS since November 2022.
Jose brings 29 years of successful higher education experience in recruitment operations, admissions processing, financial aid, registrar and records, campus solutions, marketing and communications, new student orientation, international programs, first-year campuses and instruction, and student success.
As a progressive leader who believes that dynamic teams are the success of an organization, Cantu also has a proven record in creating, developing, and training high-performing teams and leaders. He fosters and maintains collaborative, engaged, and transparent relationships with all those around him. He is an experienced systems user when it comes to integrating, shifting, and finding solutions through technology by streamlining, upgrading, and creating platforms that serve to support current and future trends. He is also an exceptional team player who is committed to supporting the overall efforts of engaging the community, increasing visibility, and building more prominence for the university.
UCCS Strategic Plan
Enhance Enrollment, Retention and Graduation Efforts to Drive Long-term Stability
- Integrate student service systems dedicated to recruiting, academic support, continuing enrollment, and graduation services.
- Strengthen online program offerings to meet evolving academic and professional needs of students.
- Expand the recruiting pipeline to include nonresident and international students and through K-12 outreach.