Chief financial officers and enrollment management officers from NAC&U gathered at Belmont University in March to discuss tuition trends and other issues in higher education, share challenges and best practices, and move forward with collaborations that will bring greater value to their students.
CFOs and EMOs spent an afternoon discussing various issues during roundtable sessions and then came together again on the last morning to talk about collaborating on agreements that would facilitate graduate school admission for NAC&U undergraduates who meet admission requirements.
The EMO group elected Shane Davidson, vice president of enrollment management at the University of Evansville, as the new group chair. Dr. Davidson succeeds Bill Bisset, vice president of enrollment management at Manhattan College, who served as the inaugural chair of the EMO group.
Guest speakers included Matt Hamill from NACUBO and Bill Hall and Brad Griesbach of Applied Policy Research. Hamill gave a comprehensive ‘Washington update’ with a look at many national issues and how they will specifically affect NAC&U members. He gave his analysis of the current budget talks, DACA, tax reform, student loans and financial aid, and forecasts for the Fall 2018 Congressional elections. Hall and Griesbach looked at trends in enrollment and pricing at NAC&U institutions.
North Central College in Naperville, IL, will host the CFO-EMO meeting in March 2019.
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