33rd Annual Institute, June 15-20, 2008


Leadership, Innovation, Strategy, Communications, Marketing, Retention, Financial Aid, Recruiting, Market Research, New Technologies, Tactics, & Results
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The 33rd Annual Institute on
Integrating Strategic Enrollment Management
has been cancelled for 2008

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Evaluation Summary
Participant Comments 2007
Register for the 2008 Institute

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This highly acclaimed Institute on Integrating Strategic Enrollment Management is designed for enrollment management, admissions, financial aid, marketing and public relations, and student services professionals who are looking for a leading-edge, comprehensive, pragmatic, and stimulating conference that covers the latest ideas, best practices, and applications for achieving success in enrollment management.

Highlights of the 33rd Annual Institute include: 

  • Leading edge sessions with practical value and application and what the future holds

  • Individual consultations with faculty

  • Extensive networking

  • Special interest break-out sessions by type of institute with a wide selection of topics

  • Optional sessions for community colleges

  • A Strategic Playbook to help you capture ideas and frame your learning into a best practices manual

  • Extensive coverage of financial aid trends and strategy

  • Optional sessions on graduate student recruiting and social networking trends

  • Optional pre-institute sessions on student recruiting and financial aid basics

  • Ample free time for development of a team marketing plan, recruitment strategies and tactics, reflection, or just relaxing in a pristine Rocky Mountain setting 

Plan to join us this summer for a week-long retreat listening to and talking with leading experts on all the core dimensions of enrollment management strategy, networking with colleagues from colleges and universities from all around the U.S., and spending time thinking and reflecting on how you can put best practices, new and exciting ideas, and leading-edge applications to work for your enrollment management program. 

Tuition is $899.00/person and $859.00/additional persons from the same institution.

Accommodations: Mountain Chalet: single or double $118.00 and the Wildwood Lodge: single or double $128.00. Breakfast is included (Monday-Friday) in room rate at both hotels. Hotels are just minutes away from the conference center and provide free airport shuttle service from Aspen airport.

For information on registration and accommodations please call us at 303-771-4044 or email: snowinst@eazy.net or by mail to: The Snowmass Institute, 8694 East Mineral Circle, Centennial, CO 80112 or register online.

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Of the participants attending the Y2007Institute on Integrating Strategic Enrollment Management:

95.0 percent said that the Institute was On Target or Exceeded their expectations
96.5% said their experience was Very Satisfying or Satisfying
96.0% said they would attend if they had to do it over again
98.0% said they would recommend the Institute to others.

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2007 ISEM Institute


2006 ISEM Institute

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into new technologies used in enrollment planning and services. Excellent opportunity to form relationships with professional colleagues.
Kim West, Asst. Dean of Enrollment Services, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

The Institute is a Retreat with experts and colleagues within our field. It’s a great way to gain feedback and generate new ideas that are practical. I am leaving with new strategies and a network of colleagues that I can call upon.
Laurie Rotondo, Director Undergrad Admission, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ 

This is my second year to attend the Institute. Obviously I feel that it’s an excellent program. I learned a lot and will take many suggestions back to our enrollment management team.
Dr. Michele Jarrell, Coordinator, Institutional Research, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, AL 

The candor and frankness of comments made by presenters was very refreshing and insightful. Faculty knew how to manage brainstorms, focus groups and cathartic moments all at the same time. The general wealth and breadth of research presented was invaluable. I took copious notes. And you can’t beat the Rockies as a backdrop.
Nathaniel Cruz, Associate Dean Student Development, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY 

You should attend if interested in enrollment management skills. Bring your team.
Henry Morris, Presidential Fellow, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN 

The Institute provides cutting edge instruction on enrollment management.
Al Konuwa, Dean of Instructional Services, Butte College, Oroville, CA 

Great opportunity to learn and bond with your team. Great place to get new ideas.
Eduardo Borges, Director of Admissions, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX 

It was an excellent professional and personal growth opportunity. Good balance of meaty content, resources, discussion, and time to reflect and enjoy the local beauty.
Jennifer Baker, Director of Admissions, Harrisburg Area Community College, PA 

I am leaving Snowmass with the knowledge base and expertise of some of the best enrollment strategists in the US. I am excited to share and look forward to bringing these innovative ideas and concepts back to my campus. I highly recommend The Snowmass Institute!
Marcia Rosbury-Henne, Director of Admissions, Holyoke Community College, MA 

Snowmass Institute was a phenomenal experience. I learned a number of things that I can apply immediately upon returning to my campus. The opportunity to network was a highlight and I now have dozens of new colleagues.
Rusty Necessary, Vice Chancellor Enrollment Management, UVA-WISE, Wise, VA   

Time well spent but make sure you bring a team from your school.
Scott Olson, Vice President Academic Affairs, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN

Conference is a great mix of data, strategy, and application that every enrollment manager would benefit from attending. You won’t go home the same.
Blaine Kelley, Director of Enrollment Services, University of Cincinnati-Clermont College, Batavia, OH 

This is a great opportunity to conduct program planning, operational assessment and review goals while building relationships with peers from other institutions. And, most importantly, Institute enhanced my skill sets and pushed the boundaries.
Sharon Saunders, Vice President for Marketing, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX 

Institute provided my team with ideas, examples and the opportunity to meet with experts. Most importantly, the program gave us the appropriate context to begin in-depth discussion and planning.
Gail Grant Schull, Director of Admissions & Records, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID 

If you’re interested in keeping your institution current with the latest trends and best practices in enrollment management, you need to attend this conference.
Chip Timmons, Associate Director of Admissions, Wabash College, Crawfordville, IN 

What I liked best was keeping current with relevant research, networking, and having the time to evaluate and plan!
Chris Ferguson, Director of Admissions, Wilmington College, New Castle, DE 

This was a fantastic learning experience which gives one energy and ideas and innovative strategies to implement those ideas.
Melissa Moser, Director, Financial Aid, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA 

Go! Unlike many programs, participants signed up for Institute actually show up for the sessions & participate. Information presented inspires thought, not napping.
Bonnie Rogers, Associate Director Student Financial Services, Rice University, Houston TX 

Highly recommend this program—it provides a “think-tank” approach to learning about the latest trends in enrollment management. You will depart with pages of ideas to implement.
Judy Vogt, Vice President Enrollment Services, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 

Well worth attending.
John Martin, Director Admissions/Student Services
Michigan State University School of Music, East Lansing, MI 

The topics that were discussed were current, informative, and insightful. The networking and collaborating opportunities presented personal and professional growth in a magnificent, breath-taking location.
Cindy Pittsburgh, Associate Director of Admissions, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL 

It’s imperative that schools embrace the enrollment management concept. Competition will dictate that to us. This conference provides a myriad of institutional best practices in the field. The Snowmass Institute is great for those beginning the process up to those who’ve been active in the area for years.
Scott Scholes, Director of Advising Center & CND, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID 

If you get the opportunity to attend, you must. If you can afford it, bring others from your institution.
Todd Abbott, Director of Admissions, St. Martin’s University, Lacey, WA 

A must for strategic enrollment management personnel.
Brook Zemel, Vice President Student Services, San Jacinto College, Houston, TX 

Great opportunity to validate ideas/reap ideas to improve recruitment progress.
Diane Havlinek, Director for Enrollment Admin., Rice University, Houston, TX 

Institute provided planning and enrollment management foundation information, in-depth exercises and leading-edge information.
Randall Hill, Instructional Planner, Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO

2005 ISEM Institute 

It was a stimulating professional experience that help will guide the future of my career.
Deborah Bandy, Director, Undergraduate Admissions, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL

If you need a jump-start in your enrollment management function, Snowmass is the place to go. You’ll find numerous ideas that you can implement immediately for increased results.
Marion Dunagan, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, Fort Smith, AR

A tremendous opportunity to gain all the best and newest information. The format allowed for tremendous conversation between colleagues that I feel certain will serve me well when I return to campus. As a result of this conference, I feel our enrollment plan will take better shape.
Ann McDonald, Vice President, Student Services/Enrollment Mgt., Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

This Institute is becoming an integrated retreat for me to complete my annual plan and propose new innovative strategies for the upcoming annual plan.
Chris Ferguson, Director of Admissions, Wilmington College, New Castle, DE

A great program in a great location! The depth of information was exceptional.
Jim Troha, Vice President, Enrollment/Student Services, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH

A great conference! I plan to put several of the ideas I learned to use as soon as I get home.
Cherine Heckman, Vice President, Enrollment Management, Mayville State University, Mayville, ND

The opportunity to leave the office for a full week and “retreat” into this idyllic setting to think and learn strategically was invaluable. There was lots of great material and plenty of time to absorb it and think about how to use it.
Katharine Ruby, Director of Financial Aid, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Experts presented relevant topics that were not sponsored by a vendor trying to promote a particular product. This is the first time I have attended Snowmass. I will attend again and will bring others.
Alexandria “Tandy” Stone, Dean, Enrollment Management, Mountain State University, Beckley, WV

Outstanding content—outstanding format—having time set aside to develop plans, reflect on the learnings of the sessions and become energized to tackle the challenges ahead.
James Simpson, Vice President for Enrollment, Graceland University, Lamoni, IA

It is a chance to think differently about those things you think you know. Having the afternoon free provided a nice opportunity to reflect on each day’s presentation.
Stephen Hill, Director, Institutional Research/Assessment, Urbana University, Urbana, OH

A fantastic opportunity to learn more about all aspects of strategic enrollment management. I came away with  many ideas and a lot more energy, not to mention some great networking contacts.
Sandra Brubaker, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Mgt/Student Development,
Edison Community College, Piqua, OH

The faculty are incredibly knowledgeable and can help your institution move light-years ahead. Come prepared not only with your own questions, but also with a mind open to embracing cutting-edge strategies.
Becky Barthelmess, Associate Director of Admissions, Principia College, Elsah, IL

This is the premiere enrollment management event. Experts from so many areas—admissions, marketing, financial aid. I will suggest our administration send a team next year.
Michele Jarrell, Coordinator, Institutional Research, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, AL

An excellent investment for any institution interested in improving their enrollment management function.
William Raffetto, Vice President, Student Services, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX

I highly recommend attending the Institute and have left with a tool box of resources and innovative ideas to address specific challenges on my campus. This is a must for any professional in enrollment management.
Christian Blome, Admissions Counselor, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

An outstanding experience! Being new to this industry I found tremendous value and look forward to returning.
Mitch Ylarregui, Recruitment Coordinator, University of California Merced, Fresno, CA

It was well worth it!
Rodney Bowers, Interim Vice President, Enrollment Management, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

I am going home with great ideas. Snowmass faculty provided interesting and applicable presentations. It was a real learning experience and has been a fabulous opportunity to network. And the location can’t be beat!
Jennifer Cafiero, Director of Enrollment Planning, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

An excellent professional development opportunity-different from any meeting I’ve attended before.
Patrice Mitchell, Director of Admissions, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC

I am really glad I attended. The topics covered will allow our institution to increase yield and track information.
Lyndel Landgren, Asst. Director of Admissions, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

An awesome opportunity to learn more about enrollment management and establish goals and strategic ideas.
Brian Shantz, Dean of Admissions, Graceland University, Lamoni, IA



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