Dean Flagel’s Bio


Andrew Flagel is Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment at Brandeis University supervising the offices of admissions, community living (housing), athletics, financial aid, student accounts, the Hiatt Career Center, the Health Center, the Inter-Faith Chaplaincy, the Inter-Cultural Center, Student Activities, and others serving the Brandeis community. He also teaches periodic courses, most recently in the theater department.

Prior to joining Brandeis in 2011, Andrew was Associate Vice President for Enrollment Development and Dean of Admissions at George Mason University, where he also taught in the Department of Communication, was Executive Director for the Washington Journalism and Media Conference and the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, and served as adviser to the university band and the Jewish Student Association. Before Mason he was the Director of Admissions at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan. He also served as the Director of Enrollment Management for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, and as a Regional Director of Admissions at George Washington University (GW).

Andrew received his Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Communication from the College of Education at Michigan State University. His bachelors in psychology and philosophy and master of arts in education and human development were each from GW.
His research and writing focuses on student success in college, admissions policies and practices, and organizational communication in higher education. His recent article, “Revisiting the High School Visit,” was selected for the Journal of College Admission 75th anniversary edition.

Originally from Dayton, OH, Andrew lives in Needham, MA with his wife and son, Joshua (Brandeis class of 2024!) and their dog, Penguin. His twitter feed can be found @deanflagel, and his popular blog is featured on

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