Tuesday Plenary Panel - Presidential Perspectives on Enrollment Trends
Enjoy an overview of enrollment trends followed by a focused discussion with college and university presidents on how these trends are playing out at North American post-secondary institutions. Also featured are Enrollment highlights from recent NSC data.
This session examines how the changing enrollment trends are playing out on campuses, how enrollment trends are affecting decisions, and spotlights the perspectives of college and university presidents regarding the recent enrollment trends.
Doug Shapiro, Ph.D.
, is the Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the Research Center at the National Student Clearinghouse, where he works to advance student success by providing the education community with objective research, timely data, and critical insights from the nation’s largest longitudinal student-level dataset of college enrollment and degree information.
joined Camosun College as its President on January 1, 2022. Lane served as President and CEO at Langara College for eight years from January 2014 to December 2021. Prior to joining Langara, he served as the Senior Vice President, Academic, at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.
Dr. Kevin Pollock
is the fifth President of Montgomery County Community College. He began his tenure on April 1, 2016. Dr. Pollock has more than 41 years of education experience at four-year private and public colleges as well as community colleges.
Michael Rao, Ph.D. serves as the fifth president of Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health System. He is also a tenured professor in the VCU College of Health Professions.
Under President Rao’s leadership, 26 graduate schools and programs are ranked in the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report; sponsored research reached $363 million in 2021, a record-breaking amount for VCU; and 4- and 6- year graduation rates of 44% and 66% are above the national average for public universities.