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Rick Barth named Clemson University’s next director of undergraduate admissions


Rick Barth, Ph.D. has been chosen as Clemson University’s director of undergraduate admissions.

Barth has most recently served as associate vice president for enrollment and student support services at Athens State University. He has previously served in enrollment management leadership roles at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the University of Alabama and the University of Montevallo.

“It is a great time to be at Clemson University and we are very excited to have Rick joining our team. I could not be more proud of our students and their successes and am looking forward to the ways that Rick’s depth of knowledge and experience, in admissions and beyond, will help us continue to elevate our work,” said David Kuskowski, associate vice president for enrollment management.

At Clemson, Barth will oversee a $4.5 million budget and lead a staff of 30 full-time professionals as they strive to attract and enroll qualified, talented and diverse undergraduate students. He will provide leadership and coordination of the University’s admissions activities with the Clemson campus community, high schools, alumni, community colleges, family members, prospective students and community groups; serve in a leadership role in coordinating admissions activities, visits and events throughout the University. As a key member of the enrollment management leadership team, Barth will also participate in efforts related to marketing, scholarships, financial aid, academic advising, athletics, registration, billing and collections.

Barth’s higher education career spans thirty years, working in student affairs and enrollment management at universities in Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Virginia. Barth’s focus across his career has been on addressing disparities in higher education access, strategic planning and implementation, and leadership development.

Barth received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida with a focus on Educational Leadership. His undergraduate, graduate and law degrees are all from the University of Alabama.