At the Thursday, Sept. 1 Meet and Confer meeting of the Minnesota State University Moorhead Faculty Association (FA) and university administration, FA President Magda Chalikia signed a resolution passed unanimously by the Senate recognizing the offices and individuals involved in recruiting this Fall’s class.
Official enrollment numbers are determined after the thirtieth day of class, but unofficial ninth day numbers show increases in new entering freshmen, international and graduate students with total headcount of 5,881 being about the same as last year, despite early predictions a year ago that had shown an expected downturn.
Faculty Senate Resolution Commending Admissions and Enrollment Management
Whereas declining enrollment had threatened the financial stability of the University;
Whereas recruitment of new students substantially increased in Fall 2016 after declining precipitously for several years; and
Whereas retention of current students has steadily increased for several years; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, that the faculty commend the staff in Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, International Student Affairs, Learning Communities, Financial Aid, First Year Programs, the Academic Support Center, Residential Life, the Registrar’s Office, and Institutional Research, Student Relations Coordinators, and all other areas involved in student retention and recruitment, the administrative leaders of those areas, including Interim VP Doug Peters; and the members of the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee for their work in putting the university back on a path towards the future.
Unanimously approved by the MSUM Faculty Senate on August 23, 2016