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Think Beyond September: Transitioning and Orienting New Students

The way we transition and orient new students and their families to our campus can play a vital role in retention, and thus have an impact on your overall enrolment.

Translating Ideas into Action Items

As I started the Leadership in Enrollment Management certificate program, I was determined not to repeat a typical pattern of mine.

Program Reflections

As we say goodbye to our students and ease into the rhythm of summer, I reflect back on a year of tremendous professional growth born from the many challenges and well-deserved successes we experience in admission.

Recruitment and the Personal Touch

In the competitive world of admission, every institution focuses their attention and resources on recruitment strategies, ultimately yielding students who will find success in their programs.

Retention - Putting the Pieces Together

Successful retention for your school depends on and draws from a strong marketing and enrollment plan. Enrollment management should be in place to work in tandem with a retention plan.

Leadership: Institutional Change and Influencing the Future

Carl Rogers, an influential American psychologist and one of the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology, said, “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” In the ever-changing world of independent schools it seems at times that the only constant is change.

Equitable Managing and Leading: Contemporary Access Issues

Webster’s Dictionary defines equity as, “justice according to natural law or right; specifically: freedom from bias or favoritism.” So what does it mean to lead from an equitable perspective in the world of enrollment management? 

Financial Assistance as an Enrollment Management Tool

When I started working in independent schools over a decade ago, I remember thinking that I had a lot to learn. I was a teacher at the time, but quickly learned one of the meanings of “need blind financial aid.”

Playing Nicely in the Sandbox: Garnering Institutional Support and Confidence

To garner institutional support and confidence, we must work to build and sustain collaborative relationships with colleagues throughout our institutions.

Enrollment Management…So Much More Than Just Admission.

The USC/CERPP Leadership in Enrollment Management certificate program has gotten me thinking a lot about how the enrollment management job is about creating a partnership within your school community.