Moises Orozco Villicaña, director of enrollment management at the iSchool, has been selected to receive the 2020 Future Leader Award from the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP). The award is presented annually to individuals who have "clearly exhibited leadership qualities and an enthusiasm for the graduate enrollment management (GEM) profession that distinguishes them as a rising leader in NAGAP and the field."
Orozco Villicana has extensive experience in student services in higher education and in national professional organizations. Prior to joining the iSchool in 2016, he served as associate director for recruitment and admissions in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois. He holds a BA in sociology, law, and society, with a minor in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Education and PhD in educational policy studies from Illinois.
"The NAGAP Future Leader Award is incredibly meaningful to me because the selection committee consists of fellow GEM professionals," said Orozco Villicana. "This award is a professional affirmation that the work being done at the School of Information Sciences matters, especially as we seek to diversify the information profession and strive to be a model of excellence to others in recruitment and yield practices. I would like to thank both Linda Smith and Meg Edwards for their thoughtful nomination and unwavering support."
As the winner of the Future Leader Award, Orozco Villicana will receive a registration and two nights' hotel for a professional development institute of his choice and a check for $500. He will accept the award at the 2020 Graduate Enrollment Management Summit, which will take place on April 22 in Orlando, Florida.