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UB Hires New VP of Enrollment, Roxie Shabazz

Roxie M. Shabbaz begins work at the University of Baltimore on October 12. Photo courtesy of the University of Baltimore

If you had a job in Hawaii, you probably wouldn’t want to come back east but Roxie Shabazz does. And more importantly, she is coming to University of Baltimore.

Roxie M. Shabazz has been hired to serve as the new Vice President of Enrollment Management for the University of Baltimore. 

Administration was attracted to Shabazz’s successful track record to include over two decades of higher education experience. She was selected after a nationwide search and a series of interviews with key figures in the faculty, staff, and administration. 

She has served in multiple admission and enrollment roles in public and private institutions in Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and most recently, Hawai’i. 

Since 2014, Shabazz has been the assistant vice chancellor at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, where she instituted a holistic approach to enrollment management. As a result, the University of Hawai’i was able to welcome more students and increase their retention rate.

“After meeting the people of UB, from the staff to the President, I was convinced that there was a place for me here,” Shabazz said. “Higher education is facing and will continue to face transformative challenges such as enrollment declines and the pandemic for the next several years.”

Shabazz, herself, has expressed her admiration for UB’s long-standing commitment to adult learning, diversity, and student success.

Shabazz earned a master’s degree in social service from Bryn Mawr College in 1985, and a B.A. from Villanova University in 1981.

She begins as Vice President of Enrollment Management on October 12.

Kopper Boyd is a staff writer for The Sting.

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