StudentBridge is committed to better recruitment for better retention in higher education. So when the industry is rocked by setbacks, we feel the same urgency to absorb each crisis and figure out the best ways to reestablish and rebuild trust within the community. The actions of a few should not be reflective of the vast majority. We know you as individuals and institutions. We talk to you and work with you every day. We know at your core, the mission is to provide the best educational experience possible to your current and prospective students. We are committed to building that foundational layer of trust with your prospective students to offer the proper support before the setbacks arise and going viral goes bad.
Leadership roles in higher education will never lack in challenges that serve as barriers to success. Overcoming these barriers requires much sacrifice and hard work in personal and professional capacities for both
men and women.
However, while women have received over 50% of the number of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees awarded in the last three decades, as well as over 50% of all doctoral degrees in the last decade, women are still underrepresented in leadership and faculty roles in higher education. As of 2016, women made up only around 30% of the serving population for both governing boards and presidencies for private and public institutions.
Of the women who rise to leadership positions such as presidents and chief academic officers, 10% or more are less likely to have children or be married in comparison to their male counterparts and over 30% have had to make major career adjustments for their partners and dependents. This is not to say that there has not been progress over time, but there is still much work to be done.
If over half of the college student population is female, shouldn’t leadership more closely represent the population? There are several programs geared towards just that. While students are taught the skills necessary to become professionals in their respective fields, organizations like the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) actively work to create opportunities for women to learn and grow into leadership roles in higher education.
In 2017, international students contributed $42 billion to the US economy. These international students and graduates also bring the brain power of hundreds of thousands of STEM, business, social science, health, communications, creative, and other professionals into the fold of problem-solving, innovating, diversifying, and propelling America into a better future.
There are many reasons why it is important to continue to diversify our student population, whether it be for economic, cultural, scientific, social, or knowledge value. But the general upward trend of the number of new international students enrolled in US institutions since the early 2000s has begun its decline over the past 3 years. Since the 2015-2016 academic year, new international graduate enrollment saw nearly a 7% drop and new international undergraduate enrollment saw a 9% drop.
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StudentBridge, Inc., the market leader in higher-education student recruiting and conversion technology for colleges and universities worldwide, announces the addition of Mr. Kevin Murphy as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Murphy reports to StudentBridge’s Founder and CEO, Mr. Jonathan Clues, and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s continued growth overseeing software development, marketing, and sales.
“StudentBridge seeks to deliver the right content, on the right device, at the right time to prospective undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students on the behalf of our college and university clients. We do this using StudentBridge’s technology platforms delivering personalized and engaging experiences that create a strong preference for enrollment in these forward-thinking institutions,” said Mr. Clues. “We are very pleased and excited to have Kevin assume this key strategic leadership role and contribute his many talents to further fuel StudentBridge’s growth as a technology solution provider.”
Mr. Murphy brings over 25 years of operations, marketing, and sales expertise to StudentBridge. His background includes work as a developer, business analyst, technical sales engineer, and product director at companies including Hexagon AB/Catavolt, JDA’s RedPrairie, Radiant Systems, and TimeCorp Systems. Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Dayton.
“I’m excited to join StudentBridge, we’re uniquely positioned to help colleges and universities grow by engaging prospective students emotionally as well as rationally in a non-competitive environment,” said Mr. Murphy. “StudentBridge’s proven technology platforms, as well as expertise in developing compelling content, appealed greatly to me. I look forward to empowering this already successful team to further partner with higher-education admissions, enrollment, and marketing professionals to increase the number of applications, improve yield, reduce summer-melt, identify stealth web visitors, and improve retention.”
Veterans’ Day is a national time to recognize those who have served and acknowledge the vital importance of their service to our country. Too often, we set aside only one or two days out of the year to appreciate the many sacrifices made by these men and women. So when our veterans come home and decide to pursue higher education or complete their degrees, we should step up and serve them to the best of our abilities at every stage of the student enrollment lifecycle.
Going to college is an extremely stressful, but exciting time in a young person's life. As school administrators, it is vital that we make their transition as easy as possible. Here's how an interactive school map can help.
Going to college nowadays is definitely not what it used to be. Students now have all kinds of options about where to study, what field to go into, and whether they should go to college at all.