LVAIC Colleagues Explore Enrollment Leadership and the Under-Served Student
February 12, 2018, @ 8:00 AM
In February 2018, LVAIC held 2 workshops on the under-resourced student and understanding how to better serve their needs on campus and in the enrollment process at Cedar Crest College. These presentations were given by Mary-Alice Ozechoski, Vice President of Student Affairs and Traditional Enrollment at Cedar Crest, and covered demographic background on family incomes and enrollment rates nationwide. Specifically, one presentation was offered at the LVAIC Leadership Institute where colleagues learned about the changing landscape faced by enrollment leadership. The second presentation provided students affairs professionals across the LVAIC community with information regarding the challenges of engaging the under-resourced student.
As part of the LVAIC Leadership Institute, the workshop focused on the questions and concerns regarding enrollment from a leadership perspective, as this program focuses on the long-term leadership opportunities in higher education. Moreover, this presentation included aspects of evaluating under-resourced students in the admissions process. This aspect of enrollment has a much larger impact on the overall college community, as these students have different needs while assimilating into the college culture.
The focus of the student affairs workshop was to educate student affairs professionals across the LVAIC community regarding the challenges of engaging under-served populations; Ozechoski offered examples and ideas for implementing plans to serve these students on LVAIC campuses beyond Cedar Crest. Some of these initiatives included offering free shuttles to major airports for easier public transportation access, keeping resident halls open over break, and collaborating with institutional advancement to share these students’ stories. The full Under-Resourced Student presentation is available here.
The LVAIC Student Affairs Professional Development Series has just begun this academic year, and this is the third of four sessions, with rotating topics around the needs of Student Affairs professionals. The final event in this year’s Series will take place on Thursday, April 19 at Lehigh University on the topic of Town-Gown Relationships. More information is available here at the event page. Further, the LVAIC Leadership Institute is in its pilot year. More information about the LVAIC Leadership Institute is available on the On-going Development Opportunities page.
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