2013 AACRAO
Stratetic Enrollment Management Conference


Pamela T. Horne

Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions, Purdue University

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

Pam Horne serves as Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions at Purdue University, managing strategy and operations for admissions, financial aid, early college outreach, the registrar, and enrollment analysis and reporting. Her 30+ year career in higher education includes positions at Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Kansas.

Over the course of her career she has been active in state educational issues regarding the transition from secondary to postsecondary education. Through the Michigan Office of the Governor and Department of Education, Horne represented the higher education community in initiatives that established more rigorous high school graduation requirements and state-wide college-readiness testing. She also served as president of the Michigan ACT State Organization.

In Indiana she provides service and commentary to the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana College Access Network, and the Commission for Higher Education. Currently, she is a Trustee for College Board and serves on the Public Policy Committee for AACRAO. Horne presents frequently at state, regional, and national meetings on such topics as the gap between college aspiration and preparation, the future of enrollment management, effective use of business intelligence and technology in enrollment management, the parent role in the college admissions process, college admissions and the media, the impact of changing demographics on higher education and much more.


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.