What’s Next for Data-Informed Strategic Enrollment Management?

Sarah Seigle Program Manager, Enrollment Management Academic Impressions More institutions are using small and big data sources across the prospective and current student lifecycle to inform key decisions related to enrollment and retention. To take a look at how Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) is changing and to get ideas for how institutions can better leverage their data, we reached out to a panel of three prominent experts: John Dysart (President of the Dysart Group) Randall Langston (Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at the College at Brockport) Brian Williams (Vice President for Enrollment and Institutional Analytics at John Carroll University). These three, joined […]

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Transforming the Enrollment Machine: When Presidential Leadership Matters Most

Stay on message. In the ferocious competition for students today, effective presidents ensure that their enrollment teams not only understand the recruitment message, but that they also promote it effectively in each and every communication distributed to prospective students, parents and families—alumni, too. Because the best marketing strategies derive from strong and consistent messaging, presidents must insist on hiring enrollment staff who are fully briefed and conversant on the institutional brand, programs and unique features. Other institutional stakeholders can help you. Here are some tips for making sure that your enrollment team is walking in step with your presidential vision […]

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It is Time to Prepare for Increased Competition

John W. Dysart President The Dysart Group Competition has been fierce for most colleges and universities over the last decade.  Changing demographics, increased costs and stagnant investment in financial aid at both the state and federal levels have made it harder for institutions to even maintain their enrollments, much less realize material growth.  The evolution in the market taking place in recent years, and likely to continue, is making things even more challenging. Declines in state support for financial aid continue. We are seeing a real change as states shift responsibility for providing access away from the local community and toward […]

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