2013 AACRAO
Strategic Enrollment Management Conference


Michael V. Reilly

Executive Director, AACRAO

Panel Discussion Moderator
Wednesday, November 13 – 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Mike Reilly joined AACRAO as Executive Director on June 1, 2012. Prior to coming to AACRAO he served as the Executive Director for the Council of Presidents, an association of the six public baccalaureate degree granting institutions in Washington state. He has 20 years of experience in university admissions and enrollment management, including having served as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at both Central Washington University and Humboldt State University.


Meeting the Diversity Goals of Your Institution: Navigating the Supreme Court Guidance on Race and Ethnicity in Admissions Post-Fisher

The Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. the University of Texas-Austin raised as many questions as answers for enrollment officers seeking to meet the diversity goals for their institutions. With the return of the case to the 5th Circuit Court, it may be some time before the case is resolved, leaving institutions to determine how they should develop an admissions process that meets the guidance of the Court. A panel of experts will attempt to untangle the complexities of the Fisher decision, assess the potential impacts on admissions and enrollment professionals, and offer strategies that can help your institution achieve its diversity goals. We’ll examine what approaches are available, with a particular emphasis on holistic admissions, and what should be considered when crafting your admissions and recruitment processes.