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Fall enrollment down from previous year

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

November 13, 2019

Fall 2019 enrollment has gone down despite the university's efforts to increase it. However, the new recruitment practices seem to be working, according to President Suzanne Shipley, who said the fall 2019 incoming-freshmen class was the second-largest enrolling class. Shipley said, "The new students...

Registration presents problems for student-athletes

Micah Wilson, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Registering for classes is stressful for all students. However, athletes are faced with an additional set of barriers. Despite being "student" athletes, class schedules must work around their practice and game times. Exam schedules must factor in missing dates for traveling out of town and other...

Enrollment flat; focus moves to retention

Taylor Henson, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Despite spending thousands of dollars on recruitment, university enrollment has remained flat. Fred Dietz, vice president of enrollment, said the next phase is to make an effort to focus recruiting in larger populated areas, since the university has the capacity to grow. “Several years ago, the...

Shipley reports enrollment increase

Kristin Silva, Managing Editor

September 27, 2018

According to an email from University President Suzanne Shipley sent at 11:20 a.m. Sept. 27, fall 2018 enrollment increased. "I am pleased to report our fall 2018 enrollment increase as follows. While our headcount increased only slightly from 6,080 to 6,102, our semester credit hours increas...

Fred Dietz hired as vice president for enrollment management

Fred Dietz hired as vice president for enrollment management

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 18, 2018

The search for the vice president of enrollment management is over as Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced in a postmaster email on April 19 that the search committee chose Fred Dietz out of more than 40 candidates to fill the position, effective July 1. Shipley said in the email, "I know the...

Paul Carney first to visit campus in search for new vice president

Paul Carney first to visit campus in search for new vice president

Justin Marquart, Visuals Editor

April 18, 2018

Since January, the vice president for enrollment management search committee members have met with an academic search consultant, narrowed the pool from 43 candidates to 10 candidates and video interviewed those 10 to narrow it down to three. From those candidates is Paul Carney, the first candidate to visit ca...

Spring enrollment drops from previous year

Devin Field

February 14, 2018

Spring enrollment drops four students as numbers fall from 5,718 in the spring of 2017 to 5,714 in the spring of this year. However, semester credit hours continue to increase despite the lower number of students. Despite the drop in the total number of students, Keith Lamb, vice president of student...

Global enrollment continues to grow thanks to university’s outreach program

Global enrollment continues to grow thanks to university’s outreach program

Denush Vidanapathirana

December 4, 2017

The wall and shelves of Randy Glean, director of the Office of International Student Services, are filled with pictures of smiling students, the result of his 20 years spent bringing in students from 46 countries to the university. “I got to travel the world, see more than 3,000 students come thr...

International students face limitations for jobs on campus

International students face limitations for jobs on campus

Abena Tobin

November 30, 2017

International students make up 10 percent of the school's total enrollment and this number has grown by 1.7 percent from 2013 to 2016, but only 36 percent of student employees are international students. The international student program is outgrowing the available jobs on campus, and due to immigration ...

Board of Regents approve admissions policy change

Board of Regents approve admissions policy change

Judelle Tyson

November 27, 2017

For high school applicants in the top 25 percent of their class, MSU just became more accessible. The Board of Regents members approved a policy that will allow automatic acceptance for high school applicants in the top 25 percent of their class — a huge change from the original requirement of ...

To increase retention, enrollment, university needs VP of enrollment

The Wichitan

November 10, 2017

OUR VIEW: Because campus enrollment remains largely unchanged, administrators need to hire a vice president of enrollment management. There is a clear lack of substantial increase to the amount of newly enrolled students. If the school wishes to grow and thrive, it must have more revenue to fund ...

Board to vote on search for new VP

Board to vote on search for new VP

Kara McIntyre

November 7, 2017

Suzanne Shipley, university president, will ask the Board of Regents members for permission to launch a search for a new vice president of enrollment management at the meeting on Nov. 9. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, would no longer be part of enrollmen...

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