Member View: Enrollment Leaders Have an Important Role to Play


Chief enrollment officers have a full plate.

In addition to overseeing admission operations, they often play a role in student success efforts and help ensure an institution fulfills the promise of its mission, NACAC member Angel B. Pérez writes in a recent opinion column published by Inside Higher Ed.

“The role is not for the faint of heart, yet the new enrollment leader has the privilege of a front-row seat in securing the future of American higher education,” noted Pérez, vice president for enrollment and student success at Trinity College (CT). “The opportunities for making an impact on institutions and society are great, but those who choose the role must understand its current complexity and limitations.”

The piece — titled “What is a Chief Enrollment Officer?” — expounds on the highs and lows of the profession and offers a peek into the day-to-day realities of Pérez’s position.

Read the full column and share your thoughts below about the role of chief enrollment officers.

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