With more than 45 years of experience in Admissions, Enrollment Management and Student Success initiatives, Michael Barron recently retired after 27 highly successful years as the Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Admission at the University of Iowa. His distinguished career includes being named one of the “Ten Admissions Deans Who are Shaping Their Field” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and being awarded National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) highest honor award for “leadership and outstanding devotion to students and the admission counseling profession.” Michael has been profiled by the New York Times for enrollment success and was an invited contributor to their blog on college admissions, The Choice. He has held numerous leadership positions in national, regional and state organizations including being President of both the Texas and Iowa Associations for College Admissions Counseling, a member of the NACAC’s governing assembly, the University of Iowa’s delegate to the College Board and the elected state representative for Iowa to ACT, Inc. He was a founding faculty member of NACAC’s Admission Middle Management Institute where he taught for 10 years. Michael also has served on many scholarship review committees including the U.S. Presidential Scholars, the National Merit Scholarship Selection Committee, and the Goldwater Scholars.