Senthil Kumar, D.B.A
Vice President, Strategic Enrollment Management
Dr. Senthil Kumar joined Regis as vice president for strategic enrollment management in 2022 and oversees traditional, adult, graduate and online recruitment, admissions, and financial aid.
An accomplished higher education professional with over 20 years of experience and a proven track record in strategic enrollment planning and global engagement, Kumar also brings with him an additional eight years of senior-level managerial experience in human resources, corporate finance, and management information systems.
Kumar, who most recently was vice president for strategic enrollment management at Saint Leo University, a private Catholic institution in Florida, created the Center for Global Engagement and led a team of over 150, managing the marketing, recruitment, and admissions for the university's main campus, online learning, and 17 education centers that include multiple military installations across all branches of service in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. Under his leadership, the university welcomed three consecutive years of record enrollment from 2019 to 2021.
Before joining Saint Leo, Kumar also held leadership roles at Juesheng Education Group in China, Bay State College in Massachusetts, The National Graduate School of Quality Management in Massachusetts, and Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.
He began his enrollment management career at his alma mater, Oklahoma City University, where he earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Meinders School of Business. Kumar earned a Doctor of Business Administration in QSM specializing in Health Systems and the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from the National Graduate School of Quality Management, now known as NGS at Cambridge College Global.