As the new Vice President for Enrollment Management, I am pleased to be able to bring you glad tidings after only two months on the job. First, I want to confirm what so many of you already know, that the staff in this area is second to none. During a year which saw so much transition, the Drew Team has kept the wheels of recruitment progress running smoothly and has even accelerated our momentum.

We are currently ahead of last year with the number of our undergraduate applications and admits; while the quality of these students is right on target too! We received these applications from students who are citizens of 47 states and 27 countries. This is in no small part due to the phenomenal support we have enjoyed this year from the Drew alumni and members of DART who have conducted interviews and represented Drew at college fairs from coast to coast.

Before we know it, yield season will be upon us. We are already in the midst of developing new initiatives to make these spring events even more successful than ever before. Other exciting new plans in the works include a revamping of both our web presence as well as publications.

Looking ahead we shall focus on maintaining strong enrollment growth and improving our selectivity, yield, and discount rates. In keeping with our continuing commitment to diversity and remaining competitive within our peer group schools, we plan to develop new strategies for attracting more international students.

I look forward to meeting many of you at the upcoming admitted student events both on campus and in your neighborhoods. If you are interested in learning more about these events, please visit www.drew.edu/dart or feel free to contact Erica Palmieri at 973/408-3377 and epalmier@drew.edu.

Sincerely,

Alyssa R. McCloud
Vice President for Enrollment Management

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