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Kevin Phillips

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Kevin joined the University of New Haven as an Assistant Director of Admissions in 2000 and was appointed to the position of Director of Undergraduate Admissions in 2007. In 2009, Kevin then became the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, a position he continues in to this day.

Under Kevin's leadership, applications to UNH have nearly quadrupled and selectivity has dramatically increased. The quality of applicants to the University of New Haven has continued to improve year after year, and many new initiatives that were implemented by Kevin and his staff have resulted in UNH receiving nearly 12,000 applications for admission this year alone!

Featured annually in US News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, the University of New Haven is considered a top-tier, highly sought after institution – gaining both regional and national recognition. This year's incoming freshmen class of 1,237 students has the highest average GPA and test scores in the history of the University!

As an undergraduate student, Kevin attended both a small private university and a large state university, earning degrees in History and Business Administration. While pursuing his undergraduate education, Kevin played basketball, competing at the Division II level and eventually coached basketball at the high school and college level for several years. 

Kevin’s admissions experience includes leadership positions at three separate private universities in Southern New England. He started his career in higher education as an Admissions Counselor at Sacred Heart University in 1994. Prior to his most recent roles at UNH, he has served as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, and Director of Events. 

During Kevin’s tenure, the UNH staff has expanded campus visit opportunities to include more personalized and in-depth information. Enhanced Visits for students interested in fields such as engineering, communication, business, visual and performing arts, forensic science, marine biology, and many more have been added since 2007. Additionally, Charger Days for students who want to experience a day in the life of a current student here at UNH, have become extremely popular with over 800 students participating this past year. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is also now open seven days during a majority of the calendar year. 

  1. Contact Kevin

    Phone: 203.932.7318
    Cell: 203.619.4362


    kphillips@newhaven.edu