Philip Ballinger

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
Philip  Ballinger

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Philip Ballinger served as the chief admissions and enrollment officer at the University of Washington.  After 17 years of service at the UW, he retired as the Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.  He came to the UW in 2003 from Gonzaga University, where he was a faculty member and long-serving Dean of Admissions. He has over 30 years of university admissions and enrollment experience. Philip is both broadly published and a frequent presenter on admissions and enrollment-related topics. He chaired a national commission investigating recruitment and enrollment practices for international students; and he has served on or led other national commissions and committees studying standardized tests, advanced placement curriculum, issues of access, and the use of socio-economic data in holistic review processes. He served as a trustee of the College Board and as Chair of the Counseling and Admissions Assembly Council. He is a member of the Cambridge University International Examinations Advisory Board for the US. Philip was born in France, raised in Alaska, and educated in Washington, Kentucky, and Belgium. He holds a doctoral degree in theology and religious studies from Louvain (Belgium), and is an affiliate faculty member of the Comparative Religion department at the UW as well as an adjunct associate professor in USC’s Rossier School of Education.