portrait of Michael Kabbaz

Michael Kabbaz

In his role as Senior Vice President, Kabbaz serves as the University’s first chief enrollment and retention officer and a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet and Council of Academic Deans. Kabbaz provides leadership to the Offices of Admission, Bursar, Career Center, Enrollment Communication and Marketing, Enrollment Operations, One Stop Services, Enrollment Research and Analytics, University Registrar, Student Financial Assistance, and the Student Success Center. He also serves as co-chair for the University’s Student Success Committee.

Prior to his return to Miami in May 2011, Kabbaz served as Director of Admission at the University of Richmond. He also worked for the College Board in a number of capacities, including the role of chief educational manager overseeing higher education services for the Midwest and nationally as the senior director of College and University Services for the Advanced Placement (AP) Program. Prior to the College Board, Kabbaz served as Associate Director for Admission at Miami University and in a number of admission roles at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he earned both an undergraduate degree in accountancy and his MBA. Prior to his career in higher education, he served as a staff auditor at the accounting firm KPMG.

Kabbaz is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, ACT, EAB, and the College Board. Additionally, Kabbaz serves on the U.S. News and World Report Advisory Committee and various College Board advisory boards. During his tenure, he has given countless presentations at state, regional, and national meetings on various higher education, enrollment management, and student success topics.