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An Evolving View of Strategic Enrollment Management: The Graduate Perspective

What will graduate-level recruitment look like beyond Fall 2020? How are holistic admissions policies and diversity and inclusion initiatives likely to influence recruiting and admissions goals in the years ahead? How might the lessons learned during the pandemic change the way graduate programs address the needs of future applicants?

The on-demand 2020 Liaison User Conference virtual session, An Evolving View of Strategic Enrollment Management: The Graduate Perspective features several respected graduate admissions leaders and technology providers sharing insights into those questions at a time when strategic enrollment management continues to evolve.

Panelists include:

  • Bob Augustine, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Emeritus, Council of Graduate Schools. Dr. Augustine conducts research on master’s education and consults with domestic and international universities focusing on best practices in graduate education. He is Dean and Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School, Research, and International Students & Scholars at Eastern Illinois University where he also held the positions of Professor and Chair of the EIU Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation and on the Illinois State University College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board.
  • Ms. Emilie Cushman, Founder and CEO, Kira Talent. Kira Talent is one of Canada’s fastest growing companies in the higher education technology space, helping admissions teams effectively identify applicants who will succeed in their program. Prior to starting Kira, Emilie obtained her Bachelor of Business from University of Windsor in 2012 and that same year completed the Next 36 Entrepreneurial Institute. Emilie was named HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow 2012, Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada 2012, received the Geoff Taber Alumni Achievement Award 2017 and recently was named in Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Class of 2019.
  • Kerry Mandulak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pacific University. As Chair of Graduate Admissions in the Pacific University School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), Dr. Mandulak has seen firsthand the power of using holistic review processes to increase the diversity of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist workforce. She has also been an active member of and is the past Chair of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) Committee, and she uses opportunities presented by these roles to continue the national conversation around this important work.

There is no cost to attend any of the 2020 Liaison User Conference virtual sessions, so please watch this An Evolving View of Strategic Enrollment Management: The Graduate Perspective here and register now to attend all of the other conference sessions as well.

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