Kristi Motter, PhD

Associate Consultant

Kristi MotterDr. Kristi L. Motter consults for Ruffalo Noel Levitz from her position as vice president for student affairs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She offers 20 years of experience in higher education and enrollment management. She also has considerable experience with successful data management, dual campus environments, and staff management and leadership.

Previously, Dr. Motter served as associate vice president for enrollment management at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. In that position, Dr. Motter served as the chief enrollment officer for the university and chairs the university's strategic enrollment planning action team. She oversaw admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and student retention and persistence and also supported Student Affairs in the areas of budget planning, accountability, and assessment and SACS accreditation. During her tenure there, she increased the freshman class by 23 percent while simultaneously reducing the discount rate. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the resulting 6 percent decline in enrollment, Dr. Motter devised and implemented a successful strategy to award $26 million in federal financial assistance to aid in enrollment recovery.


Dr. Motter received her PhD from The University of Southern Mississippi, and obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern State University (LA). 

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