Lisa Emery

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Senior Associate Registrar


Lisa Emery is a Senior Associate Registrar at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  She previously served as the Product Manager for the institution’s Student Administration systems and as a consultant in Accenture’s Higher Education practice.  She chairs MACRAO’s Enrollment Management committee and is a member of AACRAO’s Information Systems and Technology Committee.  Emery is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University. 

SEM-EP Capstone Project – “SEM Strategies for the Next Decade: Charting the Path for an Elite Midwestern University” is a literature review of recent research applicable to the long-term SEM planning efforts of a selective institution in the Midwest.  Changing demographics and population migration will decrease the rate of growth in students and increase competition among elite schools.  These institutions will need to expand recruitment strategies by focusing on underrepresented groups and prepare for expansive changes in student support services, pedagogy, and curriculum that will be required when working with new student groups.  The articles featured in this literature review include studies looking at differences by race and ethnicity in traditional measures of college readiness, challenges faced by Latino students, and student support services for First-Gen students.  

I enrolled in the SEM-EP in November 2019 to gain formal experience with foundational SEM concepts.  I enjoyed engaging with SEM professionals throughout my time in the program through site visits and monthly Zoom chats with other participants.  The program provided valuable opportunities to network with both peers and SEM leaders and learn how SEM planning is structured at a variety of different institutions.