SEM-EP National Registry

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The professionals listed in this registry have earned AACRAO's endorsement as Registered Enrollment Professionals through satisfactory completion of the Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement Program.

The registry is sorted by last name in alphabetical order; alternatively, you may use the search bar to find a specific enrollment professional. For each registered professional listed, you will find the candidate's area of expertise, samples of their significant coursework, and their LinkedIn profiles, if they have opted to share them.

Dr. Beverly Woodson Day

Sr. Director of Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions- University of Texas at San Antonio

2020 SEM-EP Graduate

Dr. Beverly Woodson Day is the Senior Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Additional roles at UTSA include Interim Assistant Vice President for Strategic Enrollment and Director and Director of Admissions. Prior to 2013, Beverly spent over 18 years at Texas State University in enrollment. She is active in NACAC with GWI and committees, TACAC, where she served as President, and college Board as a Regional Council member. She has contributed to articles, professional development presentations and panels. She holds a Bachelors in Physics, Masters in Developmental and Adult Education and a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE). 

Dr. Woodson Day's capstone project for the SEM-EP included was titled: The Future of Enrollment Leadership. This literature review looked at enrollment management and the evolving concept of an enrollment leader, the challenges they face, the roles they play, and the impact they have on an institution. The research focused on attributes, skills, and issues that enrollment leaders face in the changing landscape of Enrollment Management and higher education. The foundational enrollment management concept is the evolution of the enrollment leader.

Toni Y. Woolfork-Barnes

Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Western Michigan University

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2017 SEM-EP Graduate

Dr. Toni Woolfork-Barnes currently serves as Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 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.