The Enrollment Spectrum Podcast

Discover enrollment management strategies and tips in this bi-weekly podcast hosted by Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl. There are many ways to listen to the show! Click one of the episodes below, subscribe on your phone, or just ask your phone or smart speaker to play the Enrollment Spectrum Podcast.

  • Pathway to Leadership: A Conversation with Inez Odom [Ep.38]

    Pathway to Leadership: A Conversation with Inez Odom [Ep.38]

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  • Every school should be thinking about a merger [Ep.37]

    Every school should be thinking about a merger [Ep.37]

    Every school should be thinking about a merger, acquisition, or partnership. That’s the message Chad Tew, founder of LearnCollab.

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  • Small Colleges are Under Threat, This School is Reinventing Itself [Ep.36]

    Small Colleges are Under Threat, This School is Reinventing Itself [Ep.36]

    A small school facing enrollment challenges and under threat from powerful external forces makes tough choices to reinvent itself. Sound familiar? Think we’re talking about an independent school?

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  • Admission Scandal: Ethics, Consulting & Higher Ed [Ep.35]

    Admission Scandal: Ethics, Consulting & Higher Ed [Ep.35]

    When the college admission scandal broke, Mark Sklarow was inundated with calls.

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  • Pathway to Leadership: A conversation with Reiva Kibbee [Ep.34]

    Pathway to Leadership: A conversation with Reiva Kibbee [Ep.34]

    What is your pathway to leadership? That's a question we dig into in detail with Reiva Kibbee, Director of Enrollment Management at the Oldfields School outside Baltimore, Maryland.

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  • Creating a Culture of Retention at Lakefield College School [Podcast Ep.33]

    Creating a Culture of Retention at Lakefield College School [Podcast Ep.33]

    A conversation with David Darby and Heather Avery

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  • School Consolidation: A Roadmap for Successfully Assuming Another Institution [Podcast Ep.32]

    School Consolidation: A Roadmap for Successfully Assuming Another Institution [Podcast Ep.32]

    Are you considering acquiring another school? Do you wonder if your school would be stronger if it became a part of another institution?

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  • We Need a Theme Song [Podcast Ep.30.5]

    We Need a Theme Song [Podcast Ep.30.5]

    Are you tired of the stock music that introduces every episode of the podcast? So are we - and we need your help!

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  • Live at ACDC19: The Future of Boarding School Enrollment [Podcast Ep.30]

    Live at ACDC19: The Future of Boarding School Enrollment [Podcast Ep.30]

    When we set out to record a live podcast at our annual conference we were pretty nervous. How would it work to have an unscripted conversation with two industry thought leaders in a live environment?

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  • Is There an Independent School Tuition Bubble? [Podcast Ep.29]

    Is There an Independent School Tuition Bubble? [Podcast Ep.29]

    How is tuition set each year at your school? Perhaps the board sets a 4% increase at budget season or maybe tuition is benchmarked in relation to local competition?

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  • How to Create a Winning School Brand [Podcast Ep.28]

    How to Create a Winning School Brand [Podcast Ep.28]

    Whether you work at a small school or a larger institution you understand the value of your brand. But how can you leverage your brand to create superfans who internalize the values...

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  • Meeting the Expectations of Today’s Independent School 'Buyers' [Podcast Ep.27]

    Meeting the Expectations of Today’s Independent School 'Buyers' [Podcast Ep.27]

    Who owns the experience of parents while their child is enrolled at your school?

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  • From Onboarding to Retention with Avery Coonley School [Podcast Ep.26]

    From Onboarding to Retention with Avery Coonley School [Podcast Ep.26]

    Rebecca Malotke-Meslin, Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid at the Avery Coonley School shares details of her exceptional retention program which begins right as families join the school communit

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  • Reducing Bias in the Admission Process [Podcast Ep.25]

    Reducing Bias in the Admission Process [Podcast Ep.25]

    Best Practices in Student Evaluation, Interviewing, and File Reading

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  • The Evolving Landscape of International School Admission [Podcast Ep.24]

    The Evolving Landscape of International School Admission [Podcast Ep.24]

    Deb Welch, Executive Director, the Academy for Internation School Heads, helps to flip challenges with enrollment concerns and intense competition.

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  • The College Admissions Scandal and More: Critical Legal Admission Issues in 2019 for School Leaders [Podcast Ep.23]

    The College Admissions Scandal and More: Critical Legal Admission Issues in 2019 for School Leaders [Podcast Ep.23]

    Debra Wilson, general counsel at NAIS and the SAIS president-elect, on the current issues and some lessons for independent schools.

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  • A Novel Approach to Tuition Setting [Podcast Ep.22]

    A Novel Approach to Tuition Setting [Podcast Ep.22]

    Sally Keidel, head of school at Montgomery School (PA) on the decreased tuition model that’s part of Montgomery’s A Bold Move Forward strategic plan, and how she accounted for lost revenue to meet bud

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  • Retention with Intention [Podcast Ep.21]

    Retention with Intention [Podcast Ep.21]

    One of the first things Head of School Rik Dugan implemented when he arrived at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart was a comprehensive retention strategy.

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  • Recapping Major Themes: Numbers, Aid, Career [Podcast Ep.20]

    Recapping Major Themes: Numbers, Aid, Career [Podcast Ep.20]

    Twenty episodes in, Peter and Hans take a break to recap the season.

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  • When Schools Close Their Doors - Strategies for Moving Forward [Podcast Ep.19]

    When Schools Close Their Doors - Strategies for Moving Forward [Podcast Ep.19]

    Peter and Hans talk with Amy Jolly, former head of school at Maine Girls’ Academy, about the process of closing the school and finding new homes for its students.

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