The University of Virginia announced that Stephen Farmer has been named UVA's first vice provost for enrollment.
Farmer is currently vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his time at UNC, Farmer served as the senior assistant dean of admission at the University of Virginia. He is also an alumnus, having earned a master's degree in English from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Farmer will be the inaugural vice provost for enrollment at the University, bringing together the offices of Undergraduate Admission, the University Registrar and Student Financial Services. Reporting to the provost, Farmer will be charged with providing an enhanced and cohesive enrollment experience for students throughout all phases of the student lifecycle.
Farmer will develop and implement humane and innovative strategies to attract applicants, recruit admitted students to the University and support their financial and enrollment needs as students. He is expected to take a caring, systematic and data-driven approach to anticipating the changing higher education landscape, demographic shifts and student needs.
Farmer will be joined in Charlottesville by his wife, the Rev. Susan Steinberg, a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). They and their golden retriever, Theo, plan on frequent visits from their adult children - daughter Anna, son Henry and daughter-in-law Emma.