Michael Frantz

Associate Consultant

Noel-Levitz consultant Michael Frantz

Michael Frantz consults for Ruffalo Noel Levitz from his position as vice president of enrollment management at Buena Vista University (IA) where he supervises undergraduate admissions, athletics, adult student recruitment, and financial aid. His career in enrollment management began in 1989 and has included campus admissions, recruitment, financial aid planning, marketing, athletics, and enrollment consulting.

His consulting partner campuses have included Southern Utah University (UT), American International College (MA), Alderson-Broaddus College (WV), University of Dallas (TX), Oral Roberts University (OK), University of St. Mary (KS), Paul Smith's College (NY), Schreiner College (TX), Oglethorpe University (GA), Freed-Hardemann University (TN), Emerson College (MA), and University of Michigan-Flint.

Prior to his return to Buena Vista, he served as vice president of enrollment at Robert Morris University (PA). During his three years at RMU, he oversaw the recruitment of the three largest freshman classes in its history. Quality increased by 10 SAT points, while net revenue and diversity also rose.

Before coming to Robert Morris, he served as vice president of enrollment at Wilkes University (PA), where freshman enrollment rose from an average of 378 in the three years prior to his arrival to an average of 592 over his last three years, while overseeing increases in diversity and net revenue and a decrease in acceptance rate.

Mr. Frantz began his enrollment career at Buena Vista as an admissions counselor and culminated with four years as director of admissions. As director, he helped engineer a 10 percent increase in new student enrollment including a freshman class that remains the largest in the university’s history. 

Presentations and education

Mr. Frantz has presented nationally at the American Marketing Association; the National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention; Carnegie Communication's National Conference; The College Board; and the Pennsylvania and Iowa Associations of College Admissions Counselors conferences. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and a bachelor's degree from Simpson College (IA).

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