Kimberley Buster-Williams

Episode 48—Succession Planning in Enrollment Management

On this Episode of the Enrollment Edge I talk to Kimberley Buster-Williams,  Vice President for Enrollment Management at Northeastern Illinois University. Kimberley is conducting research exploring the state of retention and succession within higher education. Her findings are shocking but not all that surprising. Professionals throughout the industry have become more aware of the fragile nature of careers within higher ed. Whether it’s career burnout, greener pastures, the stress and anxiety tied to the nature of the business, or the “you only live once” mentality—higher ed professionals are leaving their careers without a succession plan for their position.

For those of you who are making plans for your retirement or are thinking about moving out of the business of higher education, I hope this episode is encouraging and motivating to you.