Mrs. Debbie Barger

Title: Vice President for Enrollment Management
Dept.: Enrollment Management
Office: Humphrey Center E37b

Work Experience

  • Vice President for Enrollment Management at Grand View University since 2009 overseeing the areas of admissions, financial aid, athletics, GV Complete and adult and graduate recruiting.
  • Previously worked as the Director of Outreach at Iowa Student Loan and the Director of Financial Assistance at Simpson College.
  • Served as a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling Affiliate Presidents Council (2012 – 2015)
  • Member of the Gear Up Iowa Advisory Council (2014 – present)
  • Member of the ELCA Collaborative Marketing Team (2011 - present)
  • Member of the Iowa Association of College Admissions Counselors (1999 – present)
  • Have chaired or participated in numerous state, mid-west and national financial aid committees and has consulted and trained for the federal Department of Education.

Education Background

  • Bachelor of Arts degree (Science), University of Northern Iowa
  • Graduate work, University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University 

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 2, 1999

Areas of Expertise

  • Admissions
  • Financial aid
  • Retention issues

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Des Moines location, emphasis on hands-on experience - internships, practicums and clinical experiences.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
The community/people and the students we serve.
Debbie Barger