Peter Goetz

Peter Goetz is Ross University School of Medicine’s vice dean of administration. Peter joined Ross (now DMI) in 2007 as vice president for enrollment management, and through May 2011, was accountable for the recruitment and enrollment of 15 class starts each year at RUSM, DMI (MERP and Vet Prep), RUSVM, and the American University of the Caribbean (AUC).  For the period of September 2007-September 2011, the Enrollment Management Team was successful in reaching new enrollment goals for 51 consecutive classes for RUSM, RUSVM, MERP, and VET PREP.  Additionally, Peter served as the chief marketing officer for DMI, overseeing a strategic marketing plan utilizing web technologies, print, radio, and collateral materials for all student recruitment efforts. He was also chiefly responsible for three distinct alumni associations geared toward motivating successful alumni in assisting with the recruitment of students, expanding clinical rotations, and helping to raise the image and profile of the University.  Peter is also past-president of the Ross University Scholarship Fund, a 501 (c )3 organization.  In June of 2011, he assumed responsibility for the three schools’ Student Services Departments, including Clinical Operations, Student Finance, and the Student Service Center.

In February 2012, Peter was promoted to the position of vice dean at RUSM in Miramar.  Reporting to Dean and Chancellor Joe Flaherty, Peter serves as RUSM’s chief operations officer, responsible for advancing the School of Medicine’s priorities. In developing a collegial relationship with the senior most administrative executives within the School of Medicine and at DeVry Medical International, Peter is responsible for the operational management of the School of Medicine, including Admissions, clinical site acquisitions, clinical placement, and working alongside the dean on oversight of finance and human resources. 

Peter’s determination for the continuing success of Ross University is illustrated daily in his interactions with current and prospective students, colleagues, faculty, and outside parties. His vision for the development and expansion of the medical school  (and for some time the veterinary school and AUC) has been demonstrated through his instrumental leadership of two significant initiatives for DeVry and RUSM.  First, he was named chair of the New Regulatory World Tiger Team, which was formed to ensure the University’s compliance with the new regulatory rules that were created for schools participating in the US Department of Education’s Title IV program.  After three months, Peter was asked to handoff this leadership role so he could spearhead the Ross University Clinical Procurement Tiger Team, which was formed to address the procurement of additional School of Medicine clinical clerkships in Years 3 and 4 of medical school. This initiative resulted in a significant increase in the number of new core clinical rotations for RUSM, which now includes Tracks for 100% of new clinical students at 18 programs and 26 hospitals in the US (and one in the UK).

A seasoned enrollment manager with 26 years of experience in higher education, Peter came to Ross from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he was vice provost for enrollment management. Under his leadership, Ramapo was ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report among public liberal arts colleges in the north. Additionally, Peter improved the College’s academic admissions profile, as Ramapo was listed in Kiplinger’s Magazine as one of the “100 Best Values” in public education.

Peter earned his BA in Communication Arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1989, and his MA in Communication Arts and Media Studies from William Paterson University in 2001. He also completed the highly selective Management Leadership Education program at Harvard University in 2004.

Peter serves on the Board as vice president of the Rhoda Goetz Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to helping promote positive self-esteem and self-worth for people living and dealing with the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. In addition, he previously served on the Board of Operation Link-Up, a non-profit organization that assisted students from the underserved city of Paterson, NJ, by providing exposure, support, direction and financial assistance toward post-secondary education.

In 1997, Peter was a candidate for the New Jersey General Assembly, District 40.  While Peter enjoyed the experience, he often jokes about it by saying “the good news is, I received 19,000 votes.  The bad news is, I lost by 20,000 votes.”

Peter resides in Plantation, Florida with his wife Nicole and their seven year old daughter, Riley.