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K-State Today

May 1, 2018

From Provost Mason and Vice President Bosco: Invitation to strategic enrollment management planning meeting

Submitted by April Mason and Pat Bosco

After months of work and collaboration, the strategic enrollment management plan is nearing completion. Throughout the spring semester, our Huron consulting partners worked with the Steering Committee, the Data Information team and many of you across campus. Our focus was to understand current enrollment practices and reimagine directions for recruitment, financial aid and scholarships and student retention. We are happy to report the assessment and recommendations will be ready in May as planned.

The plan will be based on primary market research, an intensive analysis of undergraduate, graduate, global and international student enrollment data, interviews with more than 300 stakeholders across campus — including students, faculty, staff and administrators — and multiple work sessions with the steering committee and our Huron partners.

The planning process is being facilitated by Huron Consulting Group, however, this is a K-State owned and led initiative. On behalf of the Steering Committee and our Huron partners, we would like to invite interested faculty, staff and students to attend a strategic enrollment planning meeting from 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, May 18, in 1109 Engineering Hall. Planning team members will highlight key findings and recommendations to enhance enrollment, recruit and retain a talented, diverse student body, and improve overall student success at Kansas State University. This meeting will also provide an opportunity to gather feedback on the recommendations and discuss how we can move forward collectively in a coordinated, data-driven way to achieve sustainable enrollment success.

The meeting's presentation and an opportunity to provide comments will also be shared on the Strategic Enrollment Management website.

This is the time of year we are preparing for graduating members of our K-State family and welcoming new students for next fall. We want to close by thanking all of you who do so much every day to recruit, retain, educate and support our students.

April Mason
Provost and senior vice president

Pat Bosco
Vice president for student life and dean of students