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Central Michigan University Struggling With Lower Enrollment

Central Michigan University Struggling With Lower Enrollment

“CMU is aiming to ramp up first-time student and transfer student enrollment for fall 2022 following a steep decline over the past decade”

This is going to be a problem for a lot of small and medium sized schools over the next few years. Some won’t make it.

Bridge Michigan reports:

Shake-up in Central Michigan University admissions after enrollment drop

Central Michigan University, which is trying to reverse years of dropping enrollment, has had another shake up in its admissions department.

Kevin Williams, who had been the university’s director of undergraduate recruitment within the admissions department, had his last day on April 7, the university confirmed.

“We can confirm that Kevin Williams is no longer employed by Central Michigan University,” CMU spokesman Aaron Mills told Bridge Michigan in a statement. He offered no other details on Williams’ departure, saying “That’s all we can confirm as CMU does not discuss personnel issues.”

Williams had been a CMU employee since July 1999. In October 2019, he became the director of undergraduate recruitment. He could not be reached for comment.

The news comes as CMU is aiming to ramp up first-time student and transfer student enrollment for fall 2022 following a steep decline over the past decade, as Bridge Michigan reported last month.

Earlier this year, the Detroit News reported the executive director of admissions Lee Furbeck left after her department mistakenly offered full-ride scholarships to 58 prospective students. It is also not clear if Furbeck resigned or was fired.

Mills said the university intends to fill both vacant positions. The director of undergraduate recruitment reports to the executive director of admissions.

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I amstarting to notice that all of these college have about 9 different people with various titles all doing pretty much the same work that one person used to do in the past. And that one person who is doing the work probably has a job title of assistant administrative assistant (formerly known as undergrad intern).

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