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ERIC Number: EJ926819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Who We Are: An In-Depth Look at the Educational Backgrounds, Career Paths and Development Needs of Chief Admission Officers and Enrollment Managers
Schulz, Scott Andrew; Lucido, Jerome A.
Journal of College Admission, n211 p14-20 Spr 2011
The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, dedicated to research and action that advances the societal benefit of enrollment policies and practices in higher education, sought to shed light on professional preparation, career path and development issues related to chief admission officers and enrollment managers. The authors conducted more than 50 semi-structured interviews of one hour each with chief admission officers and enrollment managers from a diverse group of two- and four-year colleges and universities. Interviews took place during early 2009, and the sample spanned the range of public/private designation, Carnegie classification and geographic location. Interview volunteers were nearly evenly split among enrollment managers and chief admission officers from institutions with and without enrollment managers. This article presents findings from these conversations that shed light on who they are as enrollment professionals, assess what this means for how they approach their work, and inform efforts to cultivate and support the needs of future professionals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California