Successful Strategies to Engender Board Ownership of Strategic Planning

Dr. Jack P. Calasero President Ohio Dominican University Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, OH) is a four-year liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The university has over 2,500 students and offers undergraduate degrees in more than 35 majors as well as several Master’s level, graduate degree programs.  Ohio Dominican has been engaged in a number of significant activities in the past several years. These have included a major commitment to technology for the campus, a change in enrolment foci, the decision to expand at both the graduate level and in non-traditional programs (on and off […]

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Managing Your Recruitment Database

April Clark CAS Approximately twenty percent of the population changes residence in any given year. Further, only 4-5% of these people take the time to notify the US Postal Service of the move. These two facts can have a huge impact on maintaining accurate databases and keeping open your communication channels with prospective students.  There are few things more discouraging for college and university marketing or admission divisions than stacks of undeliverable mail. At least with returned mail, one has an idea of the extent of the problem. Consider that significant amounts of mail are never received by the intended […]

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Maximizing the Effectiveness of Direct Mail

David Waggoner Vice President Premier Communications Direct mail, properly utilized, can effectively project the impression you seek to establish with prospective students and can be influential in the college selection process. Quality direct mail correspondence can generate interest, encourage students to apply for admission and significantly increase yield.  Most colleges and universities budget a considerable amount of money to produce professional, 4-color recruitment literature. A great deal of time and effort are devoted to finding just the right words and images to create a great first impression, sustain interest and position the institution in a positive light. Unfortunately, not as […]

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Guiding Principles for Transforming Your Publications

Marcia Nance Vice Provost for University Marketing and Dean of Enrollment Management Barry University Every decision you make about recruitment publications should be informed by the results of solid market research. Once the market research has been assessed and a brand strategy agreed upon, these four guiding principles will inform the decision making and creative processes involved in transforming recruitment publications.

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Identifying a Financial Aid Problem

John W. Dysart President The Dysart Group, Inc. The financial aid operation at a small college or university can have an enormous impact on institutional success. The focus here is not on compliance issues, but on policies and procedures in the Financial Aid Office as they seek to support institutional goals regarding recruitment, retention and net revenue.

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