May 25, 2022

SEC Enrollment and Admissions Administrators Renew Annual Meeting

SEC enrollment and admissions professionals at University of Tennessee's iconic Rock, painted with an SEC logo.
SEC enrollment and admissions professionals at University of Tennessee's iconic Rock, painted with an SEC logo.

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

Birmingham, Ala. – Enrollment and admissions administrators from every SEC university met recently at the University of Tennessee, renewing an annual gathering suspended since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-day event was the culmination of a return to in-person student recruiting activities for the Conference, which hosted its first in-person SEC College Tour in April.

The SEC enrollment management meeting, held May 9-11, featured a keynote address, panel discussion and breakout sessions. It kicked off with opening remarks from University of Tennessee Chancellor, Dr. Donde Plowman. Chancellor Plowman spoke on leadership during the pandemic, the importance of strategic enrollment management and the general state of higher education. Her address was given in the same room where the Southeastern Conference was established in 1932.

An informative panel conversation included several University of Tennessee leaders in communications, diversity and inclusion and student life. Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Dr. John Zomchick was also on hand for the ranging discussion of strategic admissions, student success and other topics.

“The University of Tennessee was excited and honored to host this year’s SEC Enrollment Managers Meeting in Knoxville, said Fabrizio D’Aloisio, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Tennessee. “This was a milestone event as the very first SEC meeting took place 15 years ago in Knoxville.”

In addition to hearing from campus leaders, the SEC contingent had an opportunity to engage with external representatives from the College Board and ACT. They were treated to a campus tour that included the iconic Tennessee Rock and had time to discuss various topics in smaller groups. The meeting ended with the traditional SEC hat exchange in which everyone was required to leave with a hat representing a university beside their own.

The 2023 SEC Enrollment Management Meeting will be held at the University of Georgia next May.