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Episode 27—Engaging Faculty in the Recruitment Process


In episode 27, Jay talks with Andrew Woodall, Executive Director of Recruitment and Admissions at Shenandoah University about successfully bringing faculty into the recruitment process. None of us doubt the high impact of members of a college community engaging prospective students. Most enrollment leaders will build relationships with coaches, staff, and faculty in order to fully connect with prospects, and set their college ahead of other options a student may be considering. Yet, getting faculty to commit to recruiting isn't as simple as it might sound. We talk about the importance of drawing faculty into the recruiting business, the key to bringing university leadership into the conversation, showing results and appreciation to faculty at the end of the recruitment cycle, and how to help the faculty to see that they are, in fact, caring for and shaping their future classrooms. As the old saying goes, if it takes a whole village to raise a child, it takes a whole university to recruit one.