Voorhees alumnus becomes VP of Enrollment Management and Student Success at Tuskegee University


Voorhees alumnus becomes VP of Enrollment Management and Student Success at Tuskegee University

December 18, 2019

Joseph Montgomery, a Voorhees College graduate, was recently selected as the vice president of enrollment management and student success at Tuskegee University. 

The position was newly created by Tuskegee to realign the institution’s recruitment and onboarding functions to support students during their enrollment. 

Montgomery will be responsible for four key university areas: admissions, financial aid, registration and records, and retention and student success. These key areas define the size, shape, and character of the student body. 

Additionally, he will develop a comprehensive strategy based on enhancing the student experience and the institution’s academic reputation. 

Montgomery said he is honored to have been selected for a position that correlates with his passion and years of experience and training. “I have the opportunity to continue making a difference in the lives of HBCU college students. Now I will make a difference at the very institution Voorhees founder Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, received her education from,” Montgomery said. 

Before coming onboard at Tuskegee, Montgomery served as director of higher education services for the College Board, a membership-based advocacy association comprised of 6,000-plus educational institutions and serving more than 7 million students worldwide through college readiness and student success programs. 

Montgomery graduated from Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He earned a master’s degree in adult education from North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University. In 2018, he was inducted into the Voorhees College Young Alumni 10 Under 40 Program. 

He is a Sumter, S.C. native and married to his wife Tonisha, and they have three children: Sade, Chandler, and Jaxson. 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu. 

Joseph Montgomery