Collins Byrd, Jr., MBA
Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management, University of Iowa College of Law (Iowa City, Iowa)
Collins Byrd has served in higher education enrollment management for 27 years, 22 of which have been focused on law school admissions.
Currently, Mr. Byrd is the assistant dean of admissions for the University of Iowa College of Law. He is responsible for the Admissions Office’s strategic planning process, the marketing plan, the selection process, the admissions recruitment process, and the communications management related to enrolling the entering class for the College of Law. He is also responsible for the scholarship nomination process for all entering law school students.
Mr. Byrd has worked as the assistant to the director of admissions at Dartmouth College (NH), assistant director of admissions at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (IL), assistant dean of admissions at William Mitchell College of Law (MN), and director of admissions at The University of Minnesota Law School. He began his current position with The University of Iowa College of Law in 2005.
Between his graduation from the MBA program at The Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1984 and his re-entry into the graduate admissions field in 1990, he gained valuable work experience in corporate marketing and budget management with General Mills, Inc. and The Pillsbury Company. He also gained exposure to higher education fundraising and development issues as a Consulting Associate with the consulting firm of Bentz Whaley Flessner.
Mr. Byrd earned an AB degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. His MBA degree includes a triple major: Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Public and Non-Profit Management