ACT Enrollment Management Summit

July 18-20, 2022

We're back! The ACT Enrollment Management Summit is returning July 18-20, 2022, in New Orleans—a premier summer professional development opportunity for higher education professionals. Join your colleagues—in person—from across the country to share best practices, lessons learned, and success stories.  

For 35 years, this event has offered an unparalleled learning and growth opportunity for your entire enrollment management team. This year’s conference will include presentations from national leaders in your field, offering a rich and relevant learning experience. 

Why Attend the Enrollment Management Summit?

Enrollment management, admissions, student success, and retention leaders who attend will benefit from new and innovative content geared toward helping institutions confront their immense, mounting, and ever-changing enrollment challenges. Let’s face these shared challenges together! 

We'll offer 40 concurrent sessions, including:

  • Test Optional Done Right.....Well, So Far, Anyway
  • Changing Times: Principles for Effective and Consistent Holistic Review
  • The Future of Equity in Access and Success: Strategies, Myths, and Opportunities
  • Rethinking Recruitment Strategies During a Pandemic
  • SEM 101: Fundamentals of Strategic Enrollment Planning
  • SEM 501: The Pandemic-Adapted Strategic Enrollment Plan
  • Building Bridges Between Admission and Communications Offices
  • Stand-Out Branding: Successes and Snags
  • I Know You Don’t Want To, But Let’s Talk About Scholarships and Financial Aid!
  • Ethical College Admissions

An Invite from ACT CEO Janet Godwin

2022 Session Tracks

The expansion of test optional has highlighted some new considerations and competencies necessary for every enrollment leader, the admissions operation they lead, and the students they are committed to serving.

Strategic and tactical admission and marketing essentials for today’s enrollment management leader.

Understanding and analyzing the current enrollment and demographic shifts, applying robust analysis, and integrating the latest and most relevant research for sustained enrollment success. 

Recognizing and responding purposefully to prevailing challenges to expand opportunities for all students, including and especially those from traditionally underserved populations, so they can achieve their education and career aspirations. 

Strategic enrollment planning requires the consideration of new student enrollment objectives that are informed by and aligned with high impact retention practices for student success and completion.

Leading ideas, technologies, tools, and strategies to effectively source and successfully serve students at the top of the enrollment funnel.

Plenary Speakers

Eric Ellis
President and CEO, Integrity Development Corporation

"Achieving Sustainable Inclusion in Campus and Enrollment Management” 

As president and CEO of Integrity Development Corporation, Eric Ellis will challenge you to consider how an inclusive mindset is essential for personal and institutional growth and result in broader societal purpose for every dimension of your enrollment management work. 

Janet Godwin

Janet Godwin will kick off the 2022 Enrollment Management Summit with her vision for ACT’s future and how you, leaders in higher education enrollment, fit into that vision. She will share how ACT is committed to working alongside higher education to ensure that we’re working together for student success. 

Kim Reid
Eduventures Principal Analyst, Encoura 

“Six Things You Need to Know about the Post-Pandemic Enrollment Environment” 

Even before the pandemic, traditional-aged undergraduate enrollment was facing significant change and challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic has both sharpened and shifted the focus of institutions intent on meeting these challenges.  

Conference and Hotel Location

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel 
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 

“I’ve consistently found this meeting to be the best bang-for-buck value for our team’s professional development dollars."

"Aside from a wide variety of informative, best-practice sessions, I know I can count on this conference to network with our profession’s best minds and reconnect with friends. A notable theme that tends to come through at this meeting from year to year is about how our institutions can collectively and individually expand access to those students and families who need it the most. Given the turbulent times we’re all facing in higher education, I think this will be an important year to learn and have fellowship.” 

Bobby Gandu
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions,
Wichita State University 

A Note on Safety

ACT strongly encourages all conference attendees to provide their own face covering to wear while present at the event, regardless of vaccination status. Attendees may also be required to provide either proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the conference start date. Attendees may receive instructions on how to complete this verification after registration and closer to the conference date. ACT reserves the right to edit the above requirements at any time prior to the conference.

For more information about the ACT Enrollment Management Summit, please contact Nicholas Arnold at or 319.337.1919.