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“In the beginning, I was focused on developing systems and processes. Now, I see that role becoming more of a mentor and facilitator of performance improvement.”

Admissions, enrollment, marketing, retention and financial aid administrators surveyed generally have a sunny outlook about the student population in 2018.

Garnett Stokes, the next president of The University of New Mexico, was one of the last remaining leaders employed at University of Missouri since before the 2015 protests.

Garnett Stokes will be the next president of The University of New Mexico.

Here, we reflect on the major events in 2017 that will continue to shape the higher ed landscape in 2018 and beyond.

Free community college spreads: New York introduced its Excelsior scholarship for students from families with income less than $100,000. The challenges of free tuition also became apparent, as Oregon and other states grappled with fewer budget dollars than needed to accept every applicant.

Brandon Stokes is director of retention and student success at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

When the national averages for freshman retention rates at public schools sits around 64 percent and private schools hover around 70 percent, there’s clearly room for improvement in ensuring students return to campus the following fall.

Higher ed leaders love an opportunity to tout the beauty of their campuses, and continuous construction gives them a lot to talk about.

A new 656-bed, five-story building offering Wi-Fi access and HD cable now stands near the center of Boise State’s campus in Idaho.

What deep currents will shape this new year for higher ed digital marketers and communicators?

ROOM AND A VIEW—Nestled among the Oakland Hills and overlooking Oakland, San Francisco and the Bay, Holy Names University has 60 wooded acres and space to build on once Samuel Merritt University relocates there.

This fall, Samuel Merritt and Holy Names University signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore the possibilities of sharing a single property.

Kelly Cannon is the outreach and scholarly communication librarian at Muhlenberg College.

In the fall of 2015, Muhlenberg College President John Williams asked if I would teach a copyright law course to interested undergraduate students.

Here are seven things higher ed search leaders and administrators believe campus administrators must do in the coming year to get the job done.

While relying less on student tuition and fees is the ideal situation for many higher ed institutions, it’s not surprising that finance administrators anticipate tuition revenue as the biggest funding boost for 2018.

Bill Berg is an enrollment management consultant at Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

There’s no question that recent graduates are leaving college with more student loan debt. More students are taking out loans and they’re borrowing larger amounts.

COURSE CATALOG—Nursing programs at the University of Saint Francis should get more notice now that the school has joined Credential Engine, which is developing a searchable database designed to contain all credentials offered in U.S. The service also will help students plot degree paths through higher ed.

The development of career-oriented academic programs will, in the coming years, increasingly rely on collaboration between institutions and industry.

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