Moises Orozco Villicaña, director of enrollment management for the iSchool, has been selected to participate in the University of Illinois System's Professional Staff Leadership Academy (PSLA). Twenty professionals were selected from across the University of Illinois' three campuses for the program, which includes speakers, leadership activities, facility tours, state legislative education, relevant literature reviews, system-wide networking, and a mentor program.
At the iSchool, Orozco Villicaña provides oversight for recruitment and admissions operations, managing numerous strategies and programs to attract the most talented and diverse students across all degree programs. He has extensive experience in student services in higher education and in national professional organizations. In 2020, he received the Future Leader Award from the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP) for his leadership in and enthusiasm for the graduate enrollment management profession. In addition to NAGAP, Orozco Villicaña is active in the Midwest Association for Graduate Admissions Professionals (MAGAP) and was recently elected treasurer for the organization.
"I am eager to infuse an iSchool spirit of excellence, innovation, and social-justice orientation to the PSLA cohort," he said. "As a PSLA fellow, I plan to implement the critical insight gained in this experience to further advance the iSchool's mission of leading the way in understanding the use of information in order to make the world a better place. I am thankful to Dean Santos for her support to pursue this opportunity."
Orozco Villicaña 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. Currently, he is pursuing a certificate in leadership in enrollment management from the University of Southern California.