Central College announced the promotion of Chevy Freiburger to the role of vice president for enrollment management and dean of admission. Freiburger has been the dean of enrollment management for the past two years.
In his role, Freiburger will continue to oversee the admission and financial aid teams; participate on the senior leadership team administering the college’s operations; and work directly with Central’s President Mark Putnam and the Central board of trustees. Freiburger also serves in leadership roles across the state and in the enrollment industry. He has served on the executive board of the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling as well as on the Current Trends and Future Issues committee for the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
In his nearly two decades of admission experience at Central, Freiburger has focused on sharpening the counselor training program and honing best practices in the visit experience for families. He has established liaisons with the athletics department; worked alongside faculty, staff, students and families; and has been heavily involved with the enrollment and student experience committee of the board.
“I am grateful for Chevy’s care and attention to the families considering Central. He will guide Central through the ever-changing terrain of enrollment work with a focus on highly sophisticated technology while maintaining the culture that sets Central apart from other institutions of higher education,” Putnam says. “Chevy is charged with the execution of multi-pronged strategies to meet the long-term success of the college and the enrollment and financial aid operation.”
Freiburger joined Central in 2003 as an admission counselor. He was promoted to director of admission and associate director of admission before being tapped as the director in 2011, executive director in 2019 and dean of enrollment management in 2020. Freiburger graduated from Coe College in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in business and German. Before coming to Central, he taught English for the Ministry of Education in Kosai, Japan, for three years and then spent a year at State Farm Insurance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.