Ellen Neufeldt

Vice President for Student Engagement & Enrollment Services, Old Dominion University


Dr. Ellen Neufeldt joined Old Dominion University in the summer of 2011 as the Vice President of Student Engagement & Enrollment Services. She leads the areas of student engagement, student success, enrollment services, strategic marketing & communications and institutional research. In her first year at ODU, she led the formation of a new division focused on student success, recruitment, active learning, and engagement and the creation of the division’s strategic plan. She teaches in the College of Education at ODU.

Prior to joining ODU, Dr. Neufeldt served as Vice President of Student Affairs at Salisbury University since 2005 where she led the offices in the areas of enrollment management, student services, student life, and athletics. Earlier in her career, Dr. Neufeldt was Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Dean of Student Life at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).

Dr. Neufeldt was recently named a Pillar of the Profession by NASPA and received the 2015 NASPA Scott Goodnight Award for her demonstrated and sustained professional service as a chief student affairs officer. SACSA honored her with the Howard S. Davis Sr. Service Award in 2016. She was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2010 by the Maryland Daily Record.

Professionally, Dr. Neufeldt has been an active member of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, currently serving as the Enrollment Management Knowledge Community Co-chair. She also served as president of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs in 2014 and currently serves on the SACSA Foundation Board.

Dr. Neufeldt holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as well as a Master of Arts in counselor education and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Tennessee Technological University.