AACRAO takes the LEAD on diversifying enrollment leadership

October 30, 2018
  • Competencies
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Enrollment Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • SEM Leadership
  • Staffing Leadership
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AACRAO is excited to announce the launch of the AACRAO LEAD Initiative: Leaders in Enrollment Advancing Diversity.  

The LEAD initiative will take a multi-pronged approach at identifying and preparing a diverse group of enrollment leaders to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management in North America and across the globe.

Last year’s U.S. Chief Enrollment Management Officer Career Profile indicated that in the next 5-10 years, amidst a wave of retirements and career changes, 40% of enrollment managers will be leaving their current positions.

“In light of those results, AACRAO has committed to take the lead to prepare the next wave of diverse leaders to take on Chief Enrollment Management Officer roles across the continent, to help make the face of Enrollment Management fully reflective of the communities we serve," said AACRAO Deputy Director Melanie Gottlieb.

The LEAD initiative will kickoff at the 2018 SEM Conference with a Monday evening reception hosted by women enrollment leaders who have taken the lead on inculcating diversity and inclusivity values in SEM.

At the reception, the hosts will introduce the AACRAO LEAD theme, which will be built upon at future events. Plans include:

For more details, look for the AACRAO women LEAD reception article in our Nov. 13 "Live from AACRAO SEM" issue of Connect.


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