Heather Hoerle

on November 14, 2018

The Future of Financial Aid

School leaders are quickly recognizing that the cost of tuition, the market changes affecting what independent schools can charge, and the lack of clear financial strategy are all ripe for exploration and new thinking.

Stacy Jagodowski

on September 26, 2018

Post-Conference Reflections

My experiences at #EMA18: a vibrant, diverse, and inspiring conference that pleasantly surprised me and inspired me to come back to my school with new ideas and new strategies.

Heather Hoerle

on September 11, 2018

Stronger by Association

As we head into this week’s EMA annual conference, I am reminded of several important issues which speak to our theme this year, “Stronger by Association.”

The Politics of Enrollment Management

Political savvy comes naturally for some people. For others, it’s a skill that needs to be learned. I belong to the latter. This year, I commited to mindfully incorporate these action items into my professional practice.

We Are Not An Island

We discussed which leadership approaches would have the greatest potential for success in our institutions. It clicked for me that “We are not an island” was the approach we most needed to focus on at my school.

Listening to Parents, Changing Perspectives

Because EMA is responsible for delivering nearly 90,000 SSATs and 45,000+ SAO applications annually to families, students, and our member schools, we have a unique vantage point in working with all parties to better understand changing dynamics.

Using the Enrollment Management Spectrum to Drive Success – Three Brutal Facts

I’ve seen that when all revenue-focused offices are working together strategically, there’s no better technique for long term enrollment success.

Challenge Accepted!

This program emboldened me to join the conversation, to be part of the solution, and to keep all lines of communication open as a way to support my peers in this ever-expanding field.

Kisha Watts

on May 24, 2018

The Benefits of the Retreat

Office retreats are always exciting, engaging and educational.They help us continue to stay on top of national trends, but also reconnect with our colleagues about why we do this work.  

Without Mission: Impossible

It may sound obvious to some, but the emphasis on institutional alignment under a common mission and vision appears to be the most critical element of a successful enrollment management operation and of a successful institution at large.

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