SEM-EP Registry

Last Names Beginning with P through T

Timothy Rees

Director of Undergraduate Resident Admissions at Liberty University

2016 SEM-EP Graduate

  • 11 Years of Higher Education Experience in Admissions and Enrollment Management at a Private Institution with an residential enrollment in excess of 12,000 students
  • Expertise in Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, Leadership, Admissions, and Project Management
  • Capstone Project - "A New Student Study Regarding Effective Telephony Methods of Outreach to Formerly Non-matriculated Applicants" explored the efficacy of telephone enrollment campaigns to applicants who did not matriculate
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John Soltice

Assistant Director, International Recruitment at the University of Alberta

2015 SEM-EP Inaugural Graduate

  • Diverse experience in the realm of international higher education, including the development of international student marketing and recruitment strategies, admissions policy and processes, scholarship strategies, statistical analyses, database design, and enrollment management.
  • Past experience in ESL programs and study abroad programs.
  • Capstone Project - "In-Country Recruitment Activities Effect on Enrollment" Study found that when recruitment staff were able to connect with prospective students in their country, the University saw a growing return on investment. In comparison with non-connected students (over the same 12 countries), the connected group showed growth in new intake over three successive years, as well as higher yield rates, first-year success rates, first-year GPAs, and the same or higher entry GPAs.
  • "Measuring the Effect of In-Country Recruitment Activities on Future International Enrollment at a Large Canadian University" -John G. Soltice, Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, Volume 4, Number 2, 2016
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Eric Studebaker

Chief Student Services Officer at Columbia Gorge Community College

2017 SEM-EP Graduate

Dr. Studebaker began working in higher education in 1998 and has held a variety of positions since that time, including roles within Student Affairs, Student Services, and Instructional Administration. In 2016 he took on his current role as CSSO at CGCC. Dr. Studebaker holds a Bachelors of arts in Philosophy, a Masters in Human Resources, and a Doctor of Philosophy in higher Education Administration. 

  • Capstone Project - "A Comprehensive Strategic Enrollment Management Plan" examined internal and external environmental factors and developed a multi-year, inter-departmental work plan to leverage institutional resources in support of student enrollment success at a community college in the Northwest. 

Kristen Taylor

Senior Regional Director of Enrollment Management at Miami University Regionals

2017 SEM-EP Graduate

Over 14 years of experience in enrollment management, holding leadership positions in admissions, advising, orientation, registration, first-year experience, financial aid, registration, career services, and student affairs in multiple Ohio community colleges and university regional campus systems. Kristen has successfully led institutions in strategic enrollment management planning and execution, and in developing an enrollment management ethos centered within the academic context and mission of her institution. Kristen attributes her successes largely to the guidance of mentors, her dedicated team members, and her collaborative partners. 

  • Expertise - Strategic planning, enrollment management, college access and student success, organizational communication, data analysis, leveraging technology for improved performance, relationship management, and transformative leadership.
  • Capstone Project - “Design and Execution of a SEM Plan: Focus on Academic Context, Collaboration, and Coordination.” Regional open access institutions face changing demographics, declining market shares, and decreased funding. The newly hired Senior Regional Director of Enrollment Management led Miami University Regionals in its first strategic enrollment management planning process and its execution. Within the Miami University Regionals Strategic Enrollment Management Plan are the academic, recruitment and marketing, student success, and data and finance plans. Focusing SEM on the academic context pf the mission achieved buy-in from every academic department and resulted in Enrollment & Completion plans for each degree program. Because of this comprehensive plan and subsequent plans, entering student enrollment is increasing and retention is improving. 
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