Governing Board Meeting Summary

The Mission of NAGAP is to support, advance and engage graduate enrollment professionals by promoting integrity, excellence and collaboration through education and professional development.

Governing Board Meeting Summary


Greetings from the frozen tundra! I truly hope you are all doing well in the midst of areas with record low temperatures and uncanny amounts of snow!  Just think, New Orleans is just a little over a month away.  I am writing to you with great excitement to share some of the work your board has been doing in our ongoing commitment to enrich the value of NAGAP membership, and support your professional growth and network.  In January, we met in conjunction with the Winter Institute in San Juan, PR.  The line up for this event was fantastic, and we are all very proud of the work that committee has done in providing high quality programming.   Here are just a few key highlights:

  • We have partnered with Mind Your Business (MYB) to provide an industry leading feasibility study on two potential concepts; A GEM certificate program and a leadership institute.  Many thanks to everyone who has participated in the survey that has launched! This project will continue into the annual conference where you may see them and have an opportunity to provide additional insights.  Stay tuned!
  • We have just recently finalized a partnership with Carnegie, a long time friend of NAGAP.  This partnership includes many benefits to members including member only discounts for use of their online and print marketing solutions.  Additional information will be coming soon!
  • Over the past few years, the Research and Global Issues committee has been working on better understanding the changes to our profession and the emergence of Graduate Enrollment Management.  Over the next several months we will be working on rolling out the working definitions and models that have been developed, and building case studies based on members.  There will be a webinar on March 17th to recap last year’s plenary session, and a panel on Friday morning at the conference comprised of your colleagues who have or are working on implementing elements of a holistic approach to the graduate student experience.
  • Our board continues to work on improving the efficiency and quality of how we conduct our work and support members.  We have a talented NAGAP member working with a committee on developing policies and procedures; we recently updated our bylaws last year, and continue to work on improved communication strategies for all of our critical stakeholders. This includes enhanced opportunities to work with our affiliates.

Finally, we are committed to providing many opportunities for members to get involved.  We encourage you to reach out to us at anytime if you would like to get involved in shaping the future of NAGAP!  To close, we are grateful for each of you for your commitment to our profession, and we welcome the opportunity to work with you in keeping NAGAP as the leader in Graduate Enrollment Management!
 
Sincerely,
Josh LaFave
NAGAP Secretary