Co-panelist Karl M. Furstenberg, former dean of admissions at Dartmouth College
Access and Diversity Collaborative Seminar
in Boston Reaches a
Diverse Group of Enrollment Managers
The fourth of six national seminars sponsored this
year by the College Board’s Access and Diversity Collaborative reached enrollment managers from graduate and professional schools as well as traditional undergraduate four- and two-year institutions. The seminar focused on the continuing need to evaluate institutional outreach, recruitment, admissions and financial aid policies and programs that are designed to enroll a diverse class of students. The event was lauded by several participants as “one of the best professional/educational seminars” they had ever attended.
The seminars continue to provide participants with guidance on
the use of race and ethnicity in enrollment programs while remaining compliant with the outcome of recent Supreme Court cases and federal and state laws. The issue is important for all sectors of higher education — as evidenced by the number of participants representing graduate and professional schools. One of the seminar’s highlights was to hear from practitioner panelists who brought real-world experience on the subject to the group. Dr. Robert Witzburg, associate dean and director of admissions at Boston University School of Medicine, and Karl Furstenberg, former dean of admissions, Dartmouth College, offered the group the benefit of their experience in developing educationally and legally sound practices.
The Collaborative has two remaining national seminars on the calendar for the year; May 6-7 in Denver, Colo., and June 19-20
in Coral Gables, Fla. Seminars fill quickly so interested parties should visit the Web site for information.