Mr. Burdick (Jon) oversees all administrative, programmatic and personnel operations related to undergraduate admissions in the College and university-wide financial aid. He leads in University-wide enrollment strategic planning overall, and serves as the primary enrollment adviser to the University of Rochester’s President, Board, Provost and Deans on matters related to campus internationalization as well as issues of inclusion, diversity and equity. He has since 2003 directed a staff of 75 full time and more than 200 part-time employees in the full scope of Rochester’s enrollment operations.
Jon has amassed almost 30 years of experience in higher education administration, maybe or maybe not starting at age 9. He is an essential leader in numerous campus initiatives beyond admissions, enrollment, and financial aid, including academic and strategic planning, student affairs, and campus-wide international initiatives. His record of extensive and outspoken leadership in national and international organizations includes the International Baccalaureate Americas College and University Recruitment Committee, the College Board Middle States Regional Council and College Scholarship Service Council, the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), NAFSA, and the Association of American Universities.
He has been a frequent correspondent in national news media, and has presented as a speaker or panelist at more than 150 sessions and workshops related to college guidance and selection, higher education marketing, enrollment management, student diversity and inclusion, college financing, and international education opportunities.
Mr. Burdick holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master’s in Liberal Arts from the University of Southern California (USC).
Jon is from San Diego, California, and spent 18 years working at USC, last serving as Associate Dean in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. When (still) questioned about the move to Rochester in 2003, he reports that he was happy to give up traffic for snow. He spends many weeks each year abroad, and has visited more than 50 countries, with a nation-leading focus on creating opportunities for undergraduate students coming to North America from Africa. When he’s not working, he’s pursuing adventures, enjoying family and dogs, and weightlifting.