Winter Institute

for Advanced Graduate Enrollment Management Professionals

January 23-24, 2014 | San Juan, Puerto Rico


Over an intensive two days, attendees will discuss graduate enrollment management opportunities and challenges faced by senior-level administrators who typically have five or more years of experience.

This year's theme is managing change in higher education.  Session titles will include:

  • Intuition vs. Data-Driven Decision-Making: A Change in Graduate Enrollment Management
  • Multi-Generational Recruitment: Marketing to Diverse Audiences in a Multi-Channel World
  • The Changing Landscape for Financing Graduate Education
  • Managing Legal and Ethical Change: Contemporary Issues for Graduate Enrollment Management Professionals
  • Institutional Change and Diverse Student Needs

Keynote Speaker:

Terri Friel will be joining us as our keynote speaker.  Dr. Friel currently serves as Dean of the Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration at Roosevelt University in Chicago.  The title of her presentation is Managing Your Career in the Shifting Winds of the Higher Education Market.  All attendees will receive a copy of her new book entitled "Management for Deans."

Agenda for 2014 Winter Institute

When and Where:

The 2014 Winter Institute for Advanced Graduate Enrollment Management Professionals will be held on Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24, 2014 at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The sessions are expected to begin at 8:30 am on Thursday and conclude by 3:00 pm on Friday.

Who Should Attend:

The Winter Institute focuses on advanced topics and is specifically designed for graduate admissions and enrollment management professionals with five or more years of experience.
It is offered in a setting that promotes discussion and interaction among all participants. Enrollment is limited; therefore, early registration is strongly encouraged.


There are two methods available for registration

  • Register now and pay now by credit card
  • Register now and pay later by credit card or check

Early Bird – payment must be received by December 20, 2013

  • Members: $600
  • Non-Members: $825 (includes single membership)

Regular – payment must be received by January 10, 2014

  • Members: $700
  • Non-Members: $925 (includes single membership)

The registration fee includes:

  • Attendee registration
  • All session materials
  • Continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Reception on Thursday evening

To keep costs down and to provide participants with free evenings, dinners are on your own.

How to register:

Register online through the NAGAP website or by completing and returning this registration form.

Confirmations will be e-mailed to registrants within one week of receipt of registration.

Payment Questions:
Jennifer Allen
NAGAP Data Administrator
(913) 895-4616 x 4777 phone
(913) 895-4652 fax

Cancellations received in writing prior to January 10, 2014 will be eligible for 100% refund minus a $50 processing fee. If a registrant cancels after the deadline or fails to attend the Winter Institute and payment is not received, the registrant’s school will be billed and held responsible for full payment.

Hotel Reservations:

Hotel Reservations must be made by December 20, 2013 to guarantee the Institute rate of $177 per night plus tax for the standard single/double room including complimentary internet access. Upgraded rooms are available for an additional fee. The Institute rate is available from January 21, 2014 through January 25, 2014 to accommodate additional personal travel days.

Attendees must contact the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino directly to reserve a room. Reservations can be made online by visiting their NAGAP Reservations website. You may also call (888) 817-2033 to make your reservation. If you do, please be sure to mention the NAGAP PDI to receive the conference rate. Attendees can reserve a room with a credit card. One night’s deposit is required when making the reservation. You may cancel room reservations without penalty up to 48 hours in advance of your arrival date.


NAGAP encourages its members to apply for a Winter Institute fellowship. Fellowships are a great way to stretch professional development dollars.

One fellowship is available for NAGAP members. The fellowship covers the registration fee, hotel accommodations for two nights (Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23, 2014) and air travel (up to $500).

To apply for a fellowship, e-mail your name, title, institution, contact information (including address, phone, fax and email) and a 250-word essay saved as a Microsoft Word document to Kathryn Kendall, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment, State University of New York at Buffalo, at Please include “NAGAP Fellowship” in the subject line.

The essay should include your assessment of the state of graduate enrollment management and how it pertains to your institution and to you as a professional, as well as how you think the Winter Institute would assist you in your professional development. Fellowship applications were due November 15, 2013.

Fellowship recipients must agree to submit an essay about their experiences at the Winter Institute. Their essays will later appear in an issue of NAGAP’s Perspectives.

For Questions or More Information, Contact:

Tracey Sheetz – Attendee Liaison
Director of Graduate Enrollment
West Virgina University
tracey.sheetz at
(304) 293-1544