SEM-EP Registry

Last Names beginning with A through E




Susan Allan

Associate Director, International Student Initiative at The University of British Columbia

2017 SEM-EP Graduate

Susan Allan is the Associate Director of the International Student Initiative at UBC. In the last 16 years, Susan has worked with three BC public post-secondary institutions in recruitment, international admissions, document evaluation, student services and agent management. In addition to leading the international marketing and recruitment effort for UBC’s Okanagan campus, Susan is responsible for the recruitment of international students in Canada for the UBC system. She is currently serving as an advisor to the International Network of Tomorrow’s Leaders through the Canadian Bureau of International Education. Susan holds of Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and is pursuing her Master’s of Science Degree in Project Management

  • Capstone Project - The Creation of a Campus Culture for Student Success, literature review. This review compares three articles by leading enrolment management professionals on retention and student success to my primary text, Strategic Enrolment Intelligence. The central message of the text on retention is bringing together stakeholders from across the campus to share responsibility for student success from enrolment through to graduation. I explored how the articles supported or contrasted the idea of a retention champion  and how some  their proposed strategies are currently being utilized at my institution and where we had the opportunity to further student success in future at UBC.
  • LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-allan-a3a08ab0/



Christine Atkinson 

Enrollment Manager at Metropolitan Community College - Longview

2017 SEM-EP Graduate

Christine Atkinson has several years of higher education experience and currently serves as the Enrollment Manager at Metropolitan Community College – Longview, a public two-year college in Lee’s Summit, MO.  Areas of expertise include recruitment, admissions, one-stop enrollment services, and records management. Christine graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations and earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Christine is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Leadership in Higher Education.

  • Capstone Project - “Strategic Enrollment Management at Metropolitan Community College-Longview” analyzed institutional data, environmental data, and best practice research to recommend strategies to attract and retain students for optimal enrollment. Utilizing AACRAO’s SEM planning model as a framework, the five-year plan seeks to increase enrollment, persistence, and completion rates through a series of targeted strategies and tactics developed with representation from a wide cross-section of faculty, administrators, and staff. This capstone project was approved for implementation by the MCC-Longview President’s Cabinet in May 2017.  


Toni Y. Woolfork-Barnes

Director - First-Year Experience Programs at Western Michigan University

2017 SEM-EP Graduate

Dr. Toni Woolfork-Barnes currently serves as Director of First-Year Experience (FYE) Programs at Western Michigan University. Steeped in higher education experience, Dr. Barnes has worked for Western Michigan University for most of her career. She has been the Director of the federally funded Upward Bound Trio Program; Director of the King-Chavez-Parks Program; Research Associate for Science and Mathematics Program Improvement; an evaluation consultant; grant writer, and an adjunct instructor. 

  • Capstone Project - Seven-Year (2007-2013) Retention Study on Students Enrolled in Thematic and Non-Thematic First-Year Experience Seminar Courses” For more than 30 years, John Gardner has elevated the discussion about the importance of student success in the first-year of college, with a heightened emphasis on first-year seminar courses and their value. Many colleges and universities offer some version of a first-year experience seminar, which is true for the Midwestern MAC School discussed in this research study. The purpose of this seven-year retention was to assess impact first-year seminar had on retention rates for students enrolled in thematic and non-thematic sections; to assess student leader post-perceptions about the course; and to examine the extent to which first-year students’ perceptions changed over a seven-year period. Overall, findings are positive and encouraging based on analysis of the data. Specifically, findings illustrate that the first-year seminar course has positively impacted student retention for both groups of students in the study, but more significantly for students enrolled in the thematic sections of the course. Additionally, the researcher’s findings also indicated that student leaders have positive post-perceptions about the course, and lastly, the First-Year Initiative survey findings show that over a seven-year period, students’ perceptions about the course have improved. 
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Darcy Briggs

Associate Dean of Enrollment Services & Registrar

2017 SEM-EP Graduate

  • Over 18 years progressively responsible experience in higher education, with a breadth of experience in Student Affairs at two-year, four-year, public, and private institutions.  Areas of responsibility have included admissions, recruiting, records / registration, graduation, prior learning assessment, First Year Experience program, academic advising, institutional research, assessment, financial aid, and curriculum and program development.
  • Expertise: Admissions, Enrollment Management, Registrar, Records and Registration, Process Improvement, and Leadership.
  • Capstone Project - “Evaluating the Impact Proactive Full-time Registration has on Student Retention.”  This research project sought to determine if proactively enrolling a specific population of students full-time in their first semester of courses would result in student success when compared to prior year data.  Student success is defined as an increase in enrollment, persistence, and retention.
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Tysa M Egleton

Director for Student One Stop and Associate Registrar at Youngstown State University

2016 SEM-EP Graduate

  • 12 Years of Higher Education Experience in academic planning and enrollment management at a public institution with enrollment in excess of 12,000 students
  • Expertise in Accreditation, Admissions, Assessment, Enrollment Management, Integrated Services, and Records and Registration
  • Currently serving as Director for Student One Stop, leading an integrated student service responsible for records, registration, financial aid, and bursar functions
  • Capstone Project - "Using SEM as a Visionary Plan of Action" explores the transformational ways to address financial and enrollment challenges at public and private institutions while accounting for balance between the institutional mission and student needs.
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