Rick Bischoff was appointed vice president for enrollment management at Case Western Reserve University in November 2009. Rick's areas of responsibility include enrollment operations, first-year experience and family programs, strategic marketing, undergraduate admission and university financial aid.
Since 2009, Case Western Reserve has experienced a significant increase in interest across the country with 130 percent growth in first-year applications. The 1,372 first-year students entering in the fall of 2012 was the largest, most academically talented, and most ethnically and geographically diverse in the history of the university.
Rick previously served as director of admissions at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, Calif., from July 2004 to October 2009. During this time Caltech experienced 60 percent growth in applications and record enrollment of women and Latino first-year students. He has also served as associate director of admissions at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn., and as associate director of admissions/director of recruitment strategy at the University of Chicago.
Rick is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences on current trends in higher education enrollment and the strategic use of data and technology. He speaks frequently on college search, selective college admissions and essay writing at high schools across the country.
Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Macalester College and an MBA in information systems from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.