Alex Schultes, EdD began his career as an international sales representative and corporate sponsored lobbyist in the United States House of Representatives and Senate representing clients in the Middle East and North Africa. After transitioning to higher education, over the last 15 years, he has held enrollment management and operations positions in domestic and international settings.

Schultes spent six years at the University of Miami working in undergraduate and graduate admissions. A former NCAA Division I athlete and national team captain, he was active in campus life by also serving as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach from 2008-2012. Schultes elevated the team to a top ten national ranking after one season, mentored all-conference selections, and was named the Polly Cooper Outstanding Advisor of the Year (2011) and Coach and Faculty Advisor of the Year (2012).

He first joined Northwestern University via the Kellogg School of Management’s campus in Coral Gables, Florida where he worked together with senior administrators, global university partner campuses, government officials, and local vendors to provide student services for graduate and executive education students. Schultes was awarded the Kellogg “Spirit of Excellence” for delivering a world-class student experience and served as a Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) advisor for an experiential education program in Argentina and Brazil.

In 2016, after two years at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, Schultes rejoined Northwestern University to lead admissions for the Qatar campus. His collaborative results oriented approach, and extensive worldwide community-based recruitment, has led to more selectivity, larger enrollment, and an increasingly diverse class for consecutive years. A recognized leader in building innovative outreach strategies, he gives frequent presentations to institutions around the globe and is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) International Recruitment & Marketing Committee.

Schultes has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in political economy and development and master’s degrees from the University of Miami in international administration and international studies. He has a Doctor of Education from the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University where his published capstone was an IRB approved study investigating what drives enrollment decisions at university academic preparation programs and what institutional factors most influence the enrollment of new students.