Why enrollment leaders are wearing down, burning out, and leaving jobs they once loved.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The field is losing top talent even as the stakes of enrollment work are getting higher. Blame the strain of recruiting incoming classes from declining numbers of high-school graduates, many with increasing financial need. The intensifying financial challenges at tuition-dependent private colleges and regional publics. The often unrealistic expectations of presidents and boards. The unquenchable thirst for prestige. The increasing turnover among admissions staffers on the front lines of recruitment. The growing scrutiny from courts, legislators, faculty, and hawk-eyed parents. The public’s waning faith in the value of a degree. And the unrelenting pressure of it all.”

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