We Admit! True Stories from Admission & Enrollment Professionals

We Admit! True Stories from Admission & Enrollment Professionals

Join AISAP’s Janice Crampton as she hosts honest conversations with admission and enrollment professionals, highlighting the trials and triumphs of working within the independent school community. Listen to this podcast to be educated, elevated, and empowered to go out there and Admit!

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January 31, 2023 48 min

From Division 1 college athlete to Director of Admissions, Davion Fleming has an established career of crafting the future of independent school communities by focusing on WIN (What's Important Now). As a member of AISAP's Board of Directors, Davion offers insight into the tremendous impact of admission and enrollment professionals and how this global association can better support them.

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Expert Caryl Frankenberger and legal counsel Janice Gregerson answer several audience questions on how to manage conversations around diverse learning profiles with parents and students before, during, and after the admission process. Want to learn more on this topic? Sign up for AISAP's Understanding Diverse Learning Profiles Certificate Program here: https://bit.ly/3gLCBTU

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With boundless optimism and curiosity, Ted Fish encourages us to drink regularly from the well of our strengths, stresses the importance of prioritizing school culture, and discusses what makes a good leader in the world of admission and enrollment.

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Reunited and it feels so good. Janice is back to reflect on the past year of conversations she's had and lessons she's learned as AISAP's Executive Director and CEO. Listen to learn what excites her most about the year ahead! 

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Natasha Estey answers this audience question: When a student includes their email address in the application process, should I direct communications to the student or the parent(s)?

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Today's guest identifies as a thinker with an artist's soul. That’s evident in her ability to translate raw data into engaging stories that compel school boards and prospective families alike. Learn how Natasha Estey tapped into her marketing research background to create and launch a podcast that offers a high-touch, intimate connection with the school even when there is little opportunity for in-person engagement.
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Erwin Wong answers this audience question: How does an admission professional know when it's the right time to change schools?

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October 31, 2022 45 min

Through extensive and varied experience as an admissions professional, Erwin has seen the tools of the trade evolve, but still argues that nothing replaces the importance of relationship building and connecting with students and families on a human level. Learn how Erwin embodies the motto of "Living Aloha" on this episode of WeAdmit!

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Bill Diskin answers a tough audience question: What if you enter a new role in an admission and enrollment office following a predecessor who left on bad terms?

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Today’s guest is the AISAP 2019 Vision and Values Award winner, Bill Diskin. Learn how Bill transitioned from English teacher to poet laureate to athletic director, and finally to Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Cannon School. Through his journey, Bill’s greatest lesson learned is treating everyone with dignity, and he remains committed to passing on the wisdom of his career mentors while also conveying a sense of belong...

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Debby Murphy & Janice Crampton answer audience questions on this first installment of Ask AISAP! Should your school provide military discounts? What's the best way to project enrollment given the uncertainty of the past two years?

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Season 3 of WeAdmit! kicks off with state-of-the-industry insights from AISAP's own Debby Murphy. As Director of Learning and Member Engagement, Debby utilizes over 25 years of admission and enrollment experience to develop programming geared toward your professional success. Tune in for her advice on the new school year and adjusting to the post-COVID independent school landscape.

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Today’s guest is Tricia Roos, a Dallas native who has built a winning career in sports and admissions. Tricia is the author of “When Wishes Change,” the true story about her journey through the devastating loss of a child. Listen to hear how Tricia perseveres with hope and grace to build the life, family, and career she’d always imagined.

**Content Warning** Please note that this episode contains discussion of child loss & grief...

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At Truth Tree, Trevor Waddington is a megaphone for a great match between schools and students, and the key to his success can be found in a yellow pad of paper. Several, in fact. Join us to learn what empowers Trevor to be a better leader for his team and a better version of himself.

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Whether you’re new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, leading an admission and enrollment team to success is an ever-evolving challenge. No two years are the same. Listen as Kristen Mariotti & Susan Emery chat about their leadership experiences, how they’re continuing to grow and learn, and why it is essential for admission and enrollment directors to carve out their seat at the decision-making table.

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The post-pandemic feeling of exhaustion among enrollment managers isn’t going away anytime soon, and today’s guest is no stranger to the unique pressure of being her institution’s “Chief Revenue Officer.” Join us as we talk work-life balance with Ingrid Palmisano, and unpack her secrets for maintaining sanity through the familiar grind of admission season.

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March 22, 2022 38 min

Overwhelmed. Stretched too thin. Chaotic environment. Many independent school professionals are familiar with the feeling of investing so much time and energy into the lives of students and families every admission season. This episode of WeAdmit! is your opportunity to pause… breathe… and recalibrate. Yoga studio owner and teacher Petra Haynes shares her approach to achieving balance in life, teaching us that in order to show up f...

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Taking on a new role at a new school is an overwhelming but necessary step in the pursuit of professional growth. On this episode of WeAdmit!, Janice chats with three admission and enrollment professionals moving up in the industry. They share their unique perspective and expand on the importance of personal goals, quality mentors, and well-timed pep talks.

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Mark Mitchell knows first-hand the transformative power and value of access to high-quality education and the impact that financial aid can have on a student's life. Now as the Vice President of NAIS, Mark has dedicated his career to making more opportunities available to families and students by challenging schools to be intentional and strategic in their affordability efforts. 

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'Go find more diverse applicants' seems to be the implied responsibility of every admissions team. But shouldn’t we first ask why those kids aren’t applying to begin with? In this episode of WeAdmit! we unpack "The Diversity Contradiction" with Shuja Khan, Director of Enrollment Management at Rowland Hall, and learn about his firsthand experience with DEI work.

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