The Admissions Challenges Facing Private Colleges

Washington, DC
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Registration and Breakfast (8:00am)
Presented by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Welcome and Setting the Stage (9:00am)  

The Shrinking Applicant Pool (9:15am – 10:00am) 
Keynote Speaker
 - Nathan Grawe, Professor of Economics, Carleton College  

The Danger of Rising Discount Rates (10:00am - 11:00am)
 - Ann Gansemer-Topf, Associate Professor of Higher Education, Iowa State University
 - Robert Massa, Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Institutional Planning, Drew University
 - Kenneth E. Redd, Senior Director, Research and Policy Analysis, National Association of College and University Business Officers  


The College ROI Debate (11:30am - 12:30pm)
 - S. Georgia Nugent, President Emerita, Kenyon College and Senior Fellow, The Council of Independent Colleges
 - Rob Sentz, Chief Innovation Officer, Emsi
 - Robert B. Townsend, Director, Washington Office, American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

Lunch (12:30 - 1:15pm)
Presented by Mediasite

Challenges and Ideas on Diversity (1:15pm - 2:15pm)
 - Nadirah Farah Foley, PhD student, Harvard University 
 - Douglas A. Hicks, Dean, Oxford College of Emory University
 - Angel B. Pérez, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success, Trinity College  


Admission Strategies: How They Did It (2:30pm - 3:30pm)
Breakout Sessions
Creating a Surge in Enrollment From China
 - Monica Cable, Director of Fellowships, Director of East Asian Recruitment, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Franklin & Marshall College
Finding Your Niche
 - Gene Crume, President, Judson University
Making Transfer Admissions Work for a Small Private College
 - Tara Fischer, Associate Dean of Academic Advising & College Dean and Coordinator of the Community College Partnership Initiative, Dickinson College
- Catherine McDonald Davenport, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions, Dickinson College
Facing Price Competition Head-on
- Ian Mortimer, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Rochester Institute of Technology

Insights From the Editors and From You (3:30pm - 4:00pm)
-  Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed 
-  Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed  

Reception (4:00 - 5:30pm)
Presented by Student Services by Blackboard

Updated as of September 17, 2018  


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