UNCF Hosts Institute to Discuss Successful HBCU Enrollment Management Strategies July 21-22

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Ashlei N. Stevens
UNCF Communications

WHAT: UNCF’s Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) is hosting a Successful Strategies in Enrollment Management Institute for staff working in enrollment management, admissions and registrar offices at its 37 member institutions. As ICB works collaboratively with UNCF-member colleges and universities to build capacity in the areas of accreditation, fundraising and enrollment management, the goal of the conference is to provide participants with tools, best practices and skills to build and sustain enrollment at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). While HBCUs represent only three percent of all two- and four-year U.S. colleges and universities, they enroll 10 percent of all African American undergraduates; produce 18 percent of all African American college graduates, and generate 25 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields earned by African Americans annually. Sessions will be hosted by industry leaders and will cover topics such as developing a retention plan, reducing financial barriers for students through UNCF scholarships and internships and improving student success.

View the agenda here.

WHEN: Thursday, July 21 – 12:15 – 4:45 p.m; and Friday, July 22 – 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel; 165 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta

WHO: Brian K. Bridges, Ph.D., vice president, research and member engagement, UNCF; Sherry L. Turner, Ph.D., director of institutional success and support, UNCF. Panelists also include presidents of select UNCF-member institutions and industry leaders in financial aid, enrollment management and admissions.

WATCH: Watch live via UNCF’s Facebook page, Friday, July 22, from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Presidential Perspectives: Enrollment Management Challenges, Strategies and Lessons Learned

The Council of Independent Colleges cites enrollment management as being among the top three most time-consuming duties of presidents, along with budget and financial management and fundraising. In this panel discussion, current presidents of UNCF-member institutions will discuss their enrollment management experiences, challenges and strategies.

Presenters: Roslyn Clark Artis, Ph.D., president, Florida Memorial University; Lester Newman, Ph.D., president, Jarvis Christian College; Ronald Carter, Ph.D., president, Johnson C. Smith University; Henry N. Tisdale, Ph.D., president, Claflin University

Moderator: Sherry L. Turner, Ph.D., director, institutional success and support, UNCF



About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community, and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF annually awards $100 million in scholarships and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter, @UNCF, @UNCFICB and #UNCFICB.