Deputy Dean of Admissions Jeremiah Quinlan has been named named Yale’s new dean of undergraduate admissions.

University President Richard Levin, President-elect Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced in an email to select staff and faculty members in the Yale community this afternoon that Quinlan has been appointed to replace Jeffrey Brenzel, who announced in October that he will step down at the end of the academic year. Quinlan, who has also served as the inaugural Yale-NUS dean of admissions and financial aid, will begin his five-year term on July 1.

University Secretary and Vice President for Student Affairs Kimberly Goff-Crews confirmed to the News that Quinlan will be announced to fill Brenzel’s position. Goff-Crews chaired a search committee that evaluated candidates from a national search before making a final decision.

“Jeremiah was selected after a nationwide search that produced four superb finalists,” Levin, Salovey and Miller said in their message. “In that competitive field, Jeremiah’s extraordinary achievements and potential made him a compelling choice, and we are delighted to make this appointment.”

Levin, Salovey and Miller praised Quinlan’s work at Yale-NUS in building up an entirely new admissions office and designing “a global outreach and recruitment strategy.” The search for his successor at Yale-NUS will begin immediately, they said.

Brenzel, who took on his role in the admissions office in 2005, will continue to serve as master of Timothy Dwight College and return to a teaching role in Yale College.