Derek Kindle

Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Derek Kindle is the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and provides leadership in planning, developing, executing and assessing a strategic undergraduate enrollment management plan for the university. With over 20 years of higher education experience, Derek has worked in admissions, financial aid, bursar and enrollment management. A nationally recognized expert in higher education, Mr. Kindle serves in several national organizations, including the National Association for College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), the American Education Research Association (AERA), and the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). He currently serves on the College Board’s Midwestern Regional Council and is a member of the Enrollment Leaders Group. Previously, Derek was a member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) design team and part of the early Government Accountability Office’s study of ways to simplify the FAFSA.

Derek served as the University of Wisconsin-Madison Director of Student Financial Aid from July 2016 to March 2020 and was responsible for the university’s administration of nearly $480M in federal, state, institutional and private aid.

Mr. Kindle earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors at Howard University in Washington, DC.