Finding Your Next Superstar

Dr. Scott Miller President Wesley College Dr. Marylouise Fennell Senior Counsel Council of Independent Colleges Although your admissions staff is likely complete at this point in the cycle, it’s never too early to start the search for new talent. How to spot the next superstar to bring in well-qualified students who will be retained and won’t require heavy discounting to enroll? One who will stay more than a year or two, won’t experience premature burnout and has the potential to be promoted? While your own student ambassadors and tour guides are an obvious starting point, beware of filling your permanent […]

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A Miracle on 103rd Street (The Chicago Story)

Beth Gierach Associate Vice President Saint Xavier University John W. Dysart President The Dysart Group, Inc. The 1993-94 academic year marked the real turning point. Saint Xavier University faced a significant financial crisis. While the institution had faced tight budgets in the past, this was the first real budget shortfall and no one saw it coming. That year started the first serious discussions about the fate of the small, Catholic, university located in the suburbs of Chicago. The Background By the time a new enrollment plan was designed in 1997, the University was in a precarious situation. It simply did […]

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