Professional education admission consulting services with Manhattanville’s Jose Flores? Consulting Engagements: Union University: Originated and implemented a training course to empower admissions counselors in their delegated territories, generating greater opportunities for enrollment. Developed a personalized communication strategy for prospective students and parents. Pine Manor College: Recruited by the Board of Trustees to support recruitment as well as develop an enrollment plan for both domestic and international students; efforts led to an increase in enrollment by 300 students. Redeemer University: Appointed by a Canadian Christian School to enhance marketing through automation while utilizing their existing CRM. See extra information at Jose Flores Manhattanville.
Enrollment managers are also talking about International students. Unfortunately for Enrollment managers, the international student markets were affected by COVID-19 restrictions and current geopolitical issues. China was the country that sent the most international students to the United States. The U.S. government only issued 50% of Visas to Chinese students this year. According to Opendoor, the percentage of Chinese students attending U.S. Colleges and Universities has declined by 14.8% from 2019 to 2021. Many Colleges and Universities were dependent on Chinese students’ enrollment. I’ve spoken to universities that, during the same period, had over 90% of mainland Chinese students attending specific programs. Today, the international student market has shifted to opportunities in India, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. Again, this is a sign that financial investment needs to be in place to work and recruit a new crop of students from different countries.
Jose Flores Manhattanville talking about student systems: Enrollment management technology: My career has taken me to architect two CRM’s and develop more than one mobile phone application. At the inception of my career, I was tasked with architecting an admissions CRM. In the mid 90’s, my staff was able to review applications online and market to prospective students through emails, something that was uncommon at the time. Soon after leaving admissions, I architected another CRM for Kings Education, a group of international English Language schools in England and in the United States. The CRM was specifically focused on how to manage and market to international students and agents abroad. I developed the first IOS and Android Application to manage prospective student inquiries in college fairs. The application was only used in the NYC private school fairs. Today at VisitDays, I’ve been part of a team that created technology and deployed services for over 100 colleges and universities. The technology has led to higher show up rates of over 85% for on campus and virtual events. Our success has taken us to deploy services where we’ve focused on attracting more enrolled students through marketing and visiting experiences. Today, I have spearheaded a strategy that is allowing colleges and universities to recruit international students in three regions around the world.
At one point in my career, I was asked to increase a college’s international student population from 5% to 25%, a feat that I was able to accomplish in 3 years. Since then, I have helped build 5 international pathway programs on college campuses. I also created a network of international agents in various countries around the world. These pathway programs generated over thousands of students for colleges and universities. I’ve recruited international students domestically in foreign embassies, American and international schools abroad, international university partnerships, agents, and third-party providers. I’ve led panels at regional, state organizations, and international organizations on the best practices for recruiting international students. Most recently, I built three virtual international communities in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and South America allowing colleges and universities to recruit students from these regions.
Manhattanville’s Jose Flores talking about college financial aid: For example, Yale University, which awarded an average of $56,630 to international undergraduates who received aid in 2013-2014, accepted only 6.9 percent of applicants in 2013. Amherst College, which awarded international students $55,121 on average, had an acceptance rate of 14.3 percent. Below are the 10 colleges and universities that offered the most financial aid to international students during the 2013-2014 school year. U.S. News only considered schools that awarded financial aid to 50 international students or more. Unranked colleges, which did not submit enough data for U.S. News to calculate a ranking, were not considered for this report.
In charting my rise from an early Admissions Counselor to my current role as Chief Operating Officer with a higher education technology and enrollment consulting company my experience is substantive and multifaceted. Throughout my career, I have accumulated knowledge and expertise in admissions, financial aid, student registration, retention, marketing, and the technologies that support these areas. As a former Vice President of Enrollment and as a Consultant I’ve managed and built small to large teams. See additional details on Jose Flores.