Roger Thompson, Student Services and Enrollment Management

Roger Thompson

Roger Thompson

Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management
Practice Areas: Student Enrollment Management in Higher Education, College Choice, Student Persistence and Success, Affordability Issues in Higher Education

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Roger Thompson is an academic expert on college enrollment and choice, student persistence, student success, and affordability issues in higher education. He is responsible for services that contribute to enhancing the student experience, recruitment, retention, and graduation. His portfolio also includes providing online and continuing education for the community. Roger is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences. Prior to joining the UO, he served in similar positions at Indiana University and the University of Alabama.

Recent Media: 
Graduation rate decline reflects continued impact of pandemic, experts say (The GW Hatchet, March 27, 2023)
VIDEO: The mind of a next level communicator, insights from award winning enrollment VP Dr. Roger Thompson (Black Beat with John Washington, Dec. 15, 2022)
With hundreds of colleges extending their deposit deadlines due to the pandemic, May 1 means less than ever this year. (Inside Higher Ed, May 1, 2020)
Faced with a pandemic, the UO courts applicants in new ways (Around the O, April 28, 2020)
UO Guaranteed Tuition Program (Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud, Jan. 20, 2020) 
Educating the leaders of tomorrow takes vision (University Business, Oct. 29, 2019)
Not your parents' orientation? It is at IntroDUCKtion (Around the O, Sept. 22, 2016)
Why the University of Oregon turned to neighboring states for students (The Washington Post, Jan. 30, 2016)
Oregon takes full advantage of the ‘Flutie Effect’ (The Dallas Morning News, Jan. 15, 2015)
Colleges go on a ‘gold rush’ (The Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2012)