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Financial Aid Equity and Institutional Revenue Impact

Financial Aid Strategies and College Revenue Impact In the 1980’s and 90’s, the cost of attending private institutions outpaced the rate of inflation, making it harder for institutions to enroll students. The cost was far greater than what families

Increase Enrollment by Diversifying Student Cohorts

Increase Enrollment by Diversifying Student Cohorts Increase enrollment by diversifying student cohorts. While higher education continues to face headwinds driven by economic, demographic, and social shifts, we are beginning to see some positive trajectory in key areas, according to

Remote Interim Leadership in Enrollment Management

Remote Interim Leadership in Admissions, Registrar and Financial Aid Remote interim leadership in enrollment services adds value, and that added value can be even greater during this time of uncertainty in higher education.  When a top enrollment services administrator

Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership Development

Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership Mentoring and coaching for leadership development should be a strategic management tool.   A key administrative leader has left your institution.  Maybe it was a retirement or another opportunity in higher ed administration.  The

Title IV Compliance and A133 Audit Findings

Title IV Compliance and A133 Audit Findings NSLDS reporting and A133 audit Title IV compliance findings can be a challenge for Higher Education Institutions. Proper enrollment reporting is critical for institutions to be in compliance with federal financial aid

Process Mapping: A Strategic Approach for the Optimization of Work

Process Mapping:  A Strategic Approach for Optimization of Work The consulting team at focusEDU has the process mapping expertise to assist the leadership of higher education.  Can higher education improve admissions, financial aid, registrar and student financial services? When

Michele Neary joins focusEDU as Consulting Director

Michele Neary joins focusEDU as Consulting Director Michele Neary has joined the team of focusEDU as a Consulting Director. Most recently, Michele served as the University Registrar at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana for ten years before leaving in

Kathy Posey Joins focusEDU as a Consulting Director

Kathy Posey Joins focusEDU as a Consulting Director Kathy Posey joins focusEDU as a Consulting Director. Kathy is an accomplished higher education professional with more than 15 years of experience in assessing Registrar offices to determine strengths and challenges,

Siham Doughman Joins focusEDU as Consulting Director

Siham Doughman Joins focusEDU as Consulting Director After a stellar and acclaimed career in the registrar profession,Siham Doughman joined focusEDU as a Consulting Director to share her skills and insights with the leadership of the higher education community. Siham

Lou Jimenez Joins focusEDU as Consulting Director

Lou Jimenez Joins focusEDU as Consulting Director Prior to joining focusEDU in July of 2022, Lou Jimenez was the University Registrar at Texas State University. A position he held for seven years before retiring in February 2021. He has

Tim Ebner Joins focusEDU as Consulting Director

Tim Ebner joins focusEDU Tim Ebner has joined focusEDU as a Consulting Director.  Tim was the University Registrar at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City a position he held for nearly seventeen years retiring in July of 2022. He has

Higher Education Consultant – Really?

Higher Education Consultant – Really? You have had a successful working career in a higher education administrative position; you have been a leader in your professional associations; you have received institutional recognition and awards for your excellent service to

Higher Education Prosperity Through Intelligent Pricing

Institutional Prosperity Through Intelligent Pricing Modern market reality: there are fewer college-ready students from families who are able or willing to pay close to ever-rising college sticker prices. In response, many colleges are closely examining their pricing – and

Registrar Position Opening – Carleton College

Registrar The Opportunity The Registrar of Carleton College will be a visionary leader, effective manager, skilled communicator, strategic planner and committed to enhancing the student experience through leadership and development of effective, efficient, and innovative approaches to the management

Best Higher Education Search Firms

Choosing The Top Higher Education Search Firms 5 Important Factors to Assist You The team at focusEDU has the higher education search consultant expertise to assist the leadership of higher education.  Choosing the best higher education search consultants can

Best Practices for On-Line and Remote Classes

Best Practices for On-line and Remote Classes In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions have canceled on-campus courses and are struggling to substitute on-line courses as an academically acceptable alternative means of instruction. However, quickly converting on-campus

CRM Engage and Enroll Students

ENGAGE AND ENROLL STUDENTS USING YOUR CRM We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in higher education; demographic cliffs, declining international student enrollment, a pandemic, testing changes, and a whole new generation of students

Delivery in the New Normal – It Never Went Away!!

Delivery in the New Normal Yes, pizza delivery. And Grub Hub. Amazon. Instacart. Freshly. Netflix. Zoom. Twitter. USPS. 2020 was the year of delivery. We pivoted and scrambled to change our lives, probably forever, to new ways of buying,

A Critical Moment for Accessibility in Online Education

A Critical Moment for Accessibility in Online Education When the normalcy of a system is severely shaken, what follows is a critical moment that holds the potential for dramatic change. This window of opportunity is well understood by policy