Admissions & Recruitment

Increasing Enrollment and Retention of Priority Student Populations

January 24, 2024

Encore webinar presentation with Cal State University enrollment leaders: The untapped power of belonging - Increasing enrollment and retention of priority student populations including Black, Transfer, Male, and First Gen students.

January 24, 2024 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Students are stressed and staffs are stretched - is building student belonging the elusive magic formula to achieve enrollment and retention goals? In this panel discussion leaders from within the California State University system, including Dr. David Dufault Hunter, AVP for Enrollment Management at CSU - Northridge; and Dr. Dwayne Cantrell, Associate Vice President and Chief Enrollment Officer, CSU – Bakersfield, will share perspectives on the importance of belonging and talk about their experiences using Nearpeer, an innovative peer engagement platform that meets students where they are, requires minimal staff time, and is proven by the largest research trial on a single intervention. The leaders will share their insights on the most significant finding from that study – a large, disproportionate effect on enrollment of key student populations: students of color, first gen, transfer, and male students. 

This is a live webinar and an encore presentation of the very popular session at AACRAO SEM conference in Seattle, including an update on the impact data.


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This webinar is sponsored by:

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David Dufault-Hunter headshot

Dr. David Dufault-Hunter

AVP Enrollment Services California State University at Northridge

Dr. Dwayne Cantrell

AVP and Chief Enrollment Officer California State University at Bakersfield

Dr. Christopher Quinn

Chief Operating Officer - Nearpeer