On Thursday, June 29, 2023, The United State Supreme Court ended race-conscious admission programs. This in effect, ends the ability of colleges and universities, both public and private, to consider race as one of many factors in the admissions decision. Let’s talk about it.

Join our panel of experts in law, enrollment, marketing, and financial aid for an unscripted discussion and Q&A. We hope you join and participate! We look forward to hearing your expertise and we’ll also take questions and provide the best guidance we can based on the information we have to date.

 

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  • Allana Forte Senior Advisor, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion + of Counsel Persona The Forward-thinking and Compassionate Guide

    Allana Forté (she/her) serves as a senior advisor in the Of Counsel role for Carnegie. Allana's prior experience as a higher education enrollment management leader, combined with her legal expertise and passion for diversity and inclusion, allows her to navigate complex issues within the ever-changing landscape of higher education. Allana’s portfolio includes the intersectionality of legal, compliance, and human resources, with a concentrated focus on inclusion and belonging. She is General Counsel at Jacksonville University and manages the Office of Legal and Compliance and the Office of People & Culture.

    Allana Forte

    Allana Forté (she/her) serves as a senior advisor in the Of Counsel role for Carnegie. Allana's prior experience as a higher education enrollment management leader, combined with her legal expertise and passion for diversity and inclusion, allows her to navigate complex issues within the ever-changing landscape of higher education. Allana’s portfolio includes the intersectionality of legal, compliance, and human resources, with a concentrated focus on inclusion and belonging. She is General Counsel at Jacksonville University and manages the Office of Legal and Compliance and the Office of People & Culture.

  • Mike Keane SVP, Modeling + Client Strategy Persona The Influential and Resilient Energizer

    Mike leads modeling projects for clients, provides financial aid policy and operations expertise, and advises on a range of topics within enrollment management. Previously, Mike served as the Assistant Vice Provost for Financial Aid at Loyola Marymount University, where he led a financial aid team of more than 20 staff members and oversaw an aid portfolio exceeding $240 million. Mike has 12+ years of experience in enrollment data collection, analysis, and reporting. Mike has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in History and Latin from Loyola Marymount University.

    Mike Keane

    Mike leads modeling projects for clients, provides financial aid policy and operations expertise, and advises on a range of topics within enrollment management. Previously, Mike served as the Assistant Vice Provost for Financial Aid at Loyola Marymount University, where he led a financial aid team of more than 20 staff members and oversaw an aid portfolio exceeding $240 million. Mike has 12+ years of experience in enrollment data collection, analysis, and reporting. Mike has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in History and Latin from Loyola Marymount University.

  • Scott Ochander Chief Leadership Strategist Persona The Ingenious and Pioneering Trailblazer

    Scott Ochander is the Chief Client Solutions Officer for Carnegie. As a former Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Scott Ochander is regarded as an expert in reputation and enrollment strategy in higher education. Scott pioneered a consensus-building reputation and change management research model in higher education that empowered campus communities and enabled enrollment growth and reputation transformation. Scott has worked extensively in marketing and enrollment strategy, completing hundreds of strategy development projects across higher education at some of the largest and most influential institutions in the nation.

    Scott Ochander

    Scott Ochander is the Chief Client Solutions Officer for Carnegie. As a former Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Scott Ochander is regarded as an expert in reputation and enrollment strategy in higher education. Scott pioneered a consensus-building reputation and change management research model in higher education that empowered campus communities and enabled enrollment growth and reputation transformation. Scott has worked extensively in marketing and enrollment strategy, completing hundreds of strategy development projects across higher education at some of the largest and most influential institutions in the nation.

  • Cezar Mesquita Director of Admission, Western Washington University

    Cezar O. Mesquita currently serves as director of the Office of Admissions at Western Washington University, overseeing enrollment planning with University leadership; undergraduate student recruitment; undergraduate application processing and selection; collaboration with high schools, community colleges, community organizations; coordination of transfer articulation and policy development; and non-departmental new student scholarship selection. Prior to joining WWU, Cezar served as director of Admissions at the University of Idaho; dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Antioch College; director of Admissions at College of Wooster; director of Admission Doane College; and as director for Diversity Enrollment, interim director of Admissions, and assistant director of Admissions at the University of Denver. In addition he served as interim executive director/assistant director for the Latin American Educational Foundation in Denver. Over his 20-year career in higher education, Cezar has proven his ability to bring together diverse constituents to analyze data, incorporate best practices, and meaningfully collaborate to support academic and co-curricular programs. His work in small liberal arts colleges, medium-sized universities—both public and private—and in the educational non-profit sector all provide a broad perspective from which to draw, and to appreciate the complexities of the higher education sphere.

    Cezar Mesquita

    Cezar O. Mesquita currently serves as director of the Office of Admissions at Western Washington University, overseeing enrollment planning with University leadership; undergraduate student recruitment; undergraduate application processing and selection; collaboration with high schools, community colleges, community organizations; coordination of transfer articulation and policy development; and non-departmental new student scholarship selection. Prior to joining WWU, Cezar served as director of Admissions at the University of Idaho; dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Antioch College; director of Admissions at College of Wooster; director of Admission Doane College; and as director for Diversity Enrollment, interim director of Admissions, and assistant director of Admissions at the University of Denver. In addition he served as interim executive director/assistant director for the Latin American Educational Foundation in Denver. Over his 20-year career in higher education, Cezar has proven his ability to bring together diverse constituents to analyze data, incorporate best practices, and meaningfully collaborate to support academic and co-curricular programs. His work in small liberal arts colleges, medium-sized universities—both public and private—and in the educational non-profit sector all provide a broad perspective from which to draw, and to appreciate the complexities of the higher education sphere.

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  • Eric Page EVP, Client Success Persona The Innovative and Adventurous Trailblazer

    Eric Page brings a bold approach to clients’ enrollment solutions, propelled by his 15+ years of experience leading and executing cutting-edge communications and marketing strategies. He has expertise across the board, including in strategic planning, organizational dynamics, higher education enrollment and marketing, media and public relations, digital marketing, social media, website design, storytelling, and content marketing strategy. Eric previously led the admission recruitment and marketing team at the University of Iowa, where he engineered a 17% growth in enrollment over a two-year period.

    Eric Page

    Eric Page brings a bold approach to clients’ enrollment solutions, propelled by his 15+ years of experience leading and executing cutting-edge communications and marketing strategies. He has expertise across the board, including in strategic planning, organizational dynamics, higher education enrollment and marketing, media and public relations, digital marketing, social media, website design, storytelling, and content marketing strategy. Eric previously led the admission recruitment and marketing team at the University of Iowa, where he engineered a 17% growth in enrollment over a two-year period.

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