Pre-Conference Institute

2015 Pre-Conference Institute
in conjunction with the NAGAP Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
9:00 am to 1:30 pm


Bridging the Gap between the Strategic & Operational Functions of GEM to Improve Enrollment Planning


Christopher Connor, Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management Services and Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Leah Feroleto, Academic Information and Enrollment Analyst, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Dr. Kathryn Kendall, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Graduate enrollment managers are challenged to predict the future and to know what steps to take to achieve desired goals. Informed decision-making and the creation of best practices start with a critical evaluation of available data. This Pre-Conference Institute will provide a balanced view of data collection, analysis and trend identification that inform enrollment decisions from the perspective of both a single academic discipline and the broader institutional or centralized level. Topics for discussion will include what questions to ask, what data to collect and how to use the results in order to achieve enrollment objectives.

Attendees will be provided a basic tracking tool for monitoring enrollment targets including headcount, credit count and tuition revenue, as well as additional resources to assist them in performing comparative trend analyses at their own institutions.

Registration and Payment Deadline:

Current and New Members:  $195
Non-Members: $245

Register Now:

Register online or by completing and returning this registration form.


NAGAP encourages its members to apply for a Pre-Conference Institute fellowship, which is a great way to stretch professional development dollars during a time of increasing financial challenges. Two fellowships are available for NAGAP members. Each fellowship covers the Pre-Conference Institute registration fee.

To apply for a fellowship, email 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 email subject line.

The essay should address how you think the Pre-Conference Institute would assist you in your professional development.

Fellowship applications must be submitted by Monday, March 2, 2015. Fellowship applicants will be notified of the results prior to the Annual Conference registration deadline.


Questions about Registration or Payment:

Susan Hime, NAGAP Data Administrator
(913) 895-4616 Phone
(913) 895-4652 Fax
shime at

Questions about the Pre-Conference Institute:

Tracey Sheetz – Attendee Liaison
Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
West Virginia University
(304) 293-1544
tlsheez at