A Welcome from the Vice Provost, David B. Johnson
Welcome to the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) website. Thank you for taking time to visit and explore our site. The goal of OEM is to recruit, admit, award, orient, enroll, and serve a well-qualified class and to serve the broader IU academic community through collaborative and innovative work. As you begin to review the material presented here, I would like to draw your attention to the OEM 2016 Overview, which we have published online. In reviewing this year's report, I believe you will see the results of our team's dedication and hard work, and I hope that you will also learn more about the activities, services, and programs that OEM staff members provide for potential and current students, staff, faculty, and alumni every day.
As I know you are aware, over the past few years, there have been a number of challenges within higher education. The economic downturn, the increased competition for the best and brightest students, and continuing concerns about affordability and access have all been topics of conversation within the IU community, with prospective students and their families, and throughout the state, country, and globe. As Provost Robel stated in her State of the Campus address “As we stand at the dawn of economic recovery, through these and other efforts our community has taken, we are poised to transmute the trough of the Great Recession into a channel for inspiration and hope.”
Additionally, we seek to partner beyond OEM to strategically and collaboratively meet the demands of today's competitive higher education landscape. We embrace the challenges ahead and we look forward to providing productive solutions to these challenges. President Michael A. McRobbie, presented in "The Principles of Excellence," IU is to "attract academically outstanding, promising students from diverse and under-represented backgrounds throughout Indiana, the nation, and the world," and we are also to "ensure that an IU education remains geographically, programmatically, and financially accessible to all qualified students." It is our united effort in OEM to support these principles.
If you are a prospective student I thank you for your interest in IU, and if you are a current student, I especially thank you for your commitment to your education and to IU. Thank you again for visiting our site and please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if I can be of assistance to you. Know that we will do all we can to honor the commitment we all share to IU's continued excellence.
Dr. David B. Johnson
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management