James Orr provides leadership that strengthens Ohio State’s position to attract and support students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. He works closely with stakeholders on all Ohio State campuses and ensures success in student recruitment, enrollment and transition. In addition, he provides support toward the successful retention and graduation of our entering students. 

James is a leading academic, enrollment and student success strategist with expertise in bringing innovative technologies, data analytics and institutional collaborations to the entire enrollment cycle. James holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a master’s degree and PhD in public policy and administration from Mississippi State.