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SPR-SUM 2017

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SPRING 2017 \ PIERCE 43 Fitzwater Center for Communication celebrates 15th anniversary Optimize Enrollment: Enrollment is the primary driver of the University's revenue, and optimizing matriculation of students across the school's programs is essential. Components here will include assessing existing space and capacity on the Rindge campus and identifying the balance of new and continuing students that optimize enrollment and net revenue. For the University's College of Graduate and Professional Studies Program, this goal will manifest in identifying capacity constraints for each program, as well as establishing enrollment and revenue targets for each program offered. Actualize Student Potential: Core to the University's mission is the commitment to the relevance and impact of a personal touch and individual attention for all undergraduate and graduate students. This foundation helps students become lifetime learners, and the University is dedicated to continued development of academic and experiential learning programs to ensure a more deliberate and intentional delivery of this philosophy. Assessing and revising academic advising procedures; reimagining the First Year Inquiry Seminar (FYI); identifying and resourcing academic programs that drive enrollment, while revising struggling ones; and establishing retention goals across the University are part of this goal. Build the University Brand: The University brand must encompass the key elements of Pierce's guiding principles and differentiate the University in the marketplace. To enhance this goal, Pierce will reexamine the University's mission and vision statements, recalibrate existing marketing resources, and identifying and promote examples of the University brand across all programs. Strengthen the Financial Base of the University with Effective and Efficient Operations: Strong fiscal management and cultivating talented human resources are essential to building a community that enrolls, supports and retains students. Objectives here include developing a rolling capital investment plan for five years; assessing program visibility across the University, including academic, athletic and co-curricular opportunities; and assessing and evaluating academic, students, administration and infrastructure-related information technology resources. Identify and Maximize Alternative Sources of Revenue: Pierce's financial health cannot be solely dependent upon enrollments. Seeking out additional revenue sources can assist in offsetting operational expenses and serve as a mechanism to drive costs downward. The University looks to develop and launch a comprehensive capital campaign, as well as developing multi-year plans to maximize alternative sources of revenue. Alumni, parents and friends who wish to get involved are encouraged to share their ideas and their time in working with Pierce committees on achieving these goals. Those interested can email Kenneth Ferreira at ferreirak@franklinpierce.edu. Highlights of Engage 2016 – 2020 include: Core to the University's mission is the commitment to the relevance and impact of a personal touch and individual attention for all undergraduate and graduate students. Alumni, parents and friends who wish to get involved are encouraged to share their ideas and their time in working with Pierce committees on achieving these goals.

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