Leadership Programs

Leadership in Enrollment Management Certificate Program

Partnering for Your Success

Alyson WaldmanIn a world of increasing competition, it is time to reposition the work of enrollment management as both strategic and foundational to institutional success.

In this joint online program with the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP), The Enrollment Management Association offers independent school admission professionals the chance to earn the Leadership in Enrollment Management certificate.

Learn side by side with higher education peers to gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and points of view necessary to lead in the complex admission and enrollment management field.

Partial scholarships are available to members of The Enrollment Management Association.

Visit USC's CERPP website for more information.

Read the Scholars' Blog


Congratulations to our 2016-2017 scholarship recipients!

  • Elizabeth Calderon, Director of Admissions, Marketing and Communications, Mulgrave School, BC, Canada
  • Dr. Susan Chen, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management, American University Preparatory School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mark Copestake, Assistant Dean of Admission, Lake Forest Academy, IL
  • Katelyn Forero, Associate Director of Admission, Viewpoint School, CA
  • Amy Harriman, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Randolph-Macon Academy, VA
  • Dayna Hollins, Assistant Director of Admission, Westside Neighborhood School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Matthew Neeb, Director of Admission and Marketing, St. Stanislaus College, Bay St. Louis, MS
  • Sarah Scandrett, Director, Admissions, Appleby College, ON, Canada
  • Stacy Wang, Admissions Manager, Beijing City International School, Beijing, China
  • Beth-Sarah Wright, Director of Enrollment Management, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA

Partnering for Your Success

Alyson WaldmanIn a world of increasing competition, it is time to reposition the work of enrollment management as both strategic and foundational to institutional success.

In this joint online program with the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP), The Enrollment Management Association offers independent school admission professionals the chance to earn the Leadership in Enrollment Management certificate.

Learn side by side with higher education peers to gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and points of view necessary to lead in the complex admission and enrollment management field.

Partial scholarships are available to members of The Enrollment Management Association.

Visit USC's CERPP website for more information.

Read the Scholars' Blog


Congratulations to our 2016-2017 scholarship recipients!

  • Elizabeth Calderon, Director of Admissions, Marketing and Communications, Mulgrave School, BC, Canada
  • Dr. Susan Chen, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management, American University Preparatory School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mark Copestake, Assistant Dean of Admission, Lake Forest Academy, IL
  • Katelyn Forero, Associate Director of Admission, Viewpoint School, CA
  • Amy Harriman, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Randolph-Macon Academy, VA
  • Dayna Hollins, Assistant Director of Admission, Westside Neighborhood School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Matthew Neeb, Director of Admission and Marketing, St. Stanislaus College, Bay St. Louis, MS
  • Sarah Scandrett, Director, Admissions, Appleby College, ON, Canada
  • Stacy Wang, Admissions Manager, Beijing City International School, Beijing, China
  • Beth-Sarah Wright, Director of Enrollment Management, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA

Collegial

Learn from Higher Education

Independent school professionals learn side by side with enrollment professionals in higher education in an effort to gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and dispositions necessary to lead in the complex admission and enrollment management field. By working together, USC's CERPP and The Enrollment Management Association are responding to the clear need to invest in programs that develop the professional skills and knowledge needed to execute standard-setting programs in admission and enrollment management that will lead to the future sustainability of independent schools.

This online program has been designed so that you will gain:

  • Extensive content knowledge across the field
  • A detailed professional portfolio to showcase your work and guide your practice
  • Practical case study experience
  • A national network of dedicated professionals, with the opportunity to meet your peers in person
  • Instruction and advising by recognized leaders in the field
  • An expansive view of enrollment management, policy, and practice
  • A specially-designed seminar session for independent school participants at The Enrollment Management Association's Annual Conference
  • A USC Certificate in Leadership in Enrollment Management to acknowledge your achievement

Relevant

Experienced Independent School Practitioners Advise and Support

Two admission and enrollment management veterans from the independent school community work with USC’s CERPP team to provide independent school relevancy in the case studies and to serve in an advisory role to the independent school admission professionals enrolled in the program. 

Supported

$50,000 Scholarship Commitment From The Enrollment Management Association

The Enrollment Management Association has committed $50,000 in annual scholarship funds in support of up to ten $5,000 scholarships each year. The full cost of the program is $10,000. Eligible scholarship recipients are current admission professionals in U.S. and Canadian independent schools who are accepted into the program and are employed at a member school. Participants must first apply and confirm acceptance to the USC's CERPP certificate in Leadership in Enrollment Management program before applying for the scholarship.

Are there additional requirements for scholarship recipients who participate in the program?
Scholarship recipients agree to attend a seminar session hosted by USC’s CERPP at our Annual Conference both in the year their program begins and in the year following completion of the course.

In addition, each scholarship recipient agrees to:

  • Be interviewed by The Enrollment Management Association staff about the program experience
  • Write a 500-800 word blog about his/her learnings during the course of the program
  • Join The Enrollment Management Association’s social networks (Facebook and Twitter) and post about 1x per month about his/her experience
  • Join The Enrollment Management Association’s LinkedIn group, and define and lead a LinkedIn conversation about key lessons learned
  • Present a workshop at the Annual Conference following the completion of his/her course, individually or with other scholarship recipients

Expert

Senior Program Faculty

  • Jerome Lucido, Executive Director, USC Center for Enrollment, Research, Policy, and Practice, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Philip Ballinger, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Stephanie Balmer, Head of School, Harpeth Hall (Nashville, TN)
  • John Barnhill, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Arlene Wesley Cash, Enrollment Management (Stockton, CA)
  • Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Barbara Gill, Assistant Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions & Enrollment Planning, University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD)
  • Donald Hossler, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
  • David Kalsbeek, Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
  • Robert Lay, Dean of Enrollment Management, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Courtney McAnuff, Vice President, Enrollment Management, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • James McCoy, Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of New Haven (New Haven, CT)
  • Donald Saleh, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
  • Stuart Schmill, Dean of Admissions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Richard Shaw, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Apply for Scholarship

How to Apply for the Scholarship:

  1. Click here first to apply for the program via the USC's CERPP online application form, indicating whether your participation requires The Enrollment Management Association scholarship support.
  2. Get accepted to the USC's CERPP program.  If no scholarship is required, the process ends here.
  3. If a scholarship is required, return here to complete the scholarship application process. Click the "Apply Now" button below.

    You will need to supply the following (send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after completing the online application):
    1. Biographic information
    2. Confirmation of acceptance to the certificate program
    3. Letter of institutional support (view a sample here)
    4. Confirmation of the additional requirements outlined in the Supported section

  4. Receive acceptance or rejection of The Enrollment Management Association scholarship funds.
  5. Complete enrollment process with USC's CERPP.

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2016 Recipient Presentations

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Effecting Change Through Institutional Analysis

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