Dear Faculty and Staff,
We will soon begin an academic year and remain optimistic as we welcome new students and colleagues to our campus community.
When we initially projected enrollment for the coming year, we expected that tougher academic requirements would negatively impact freshman enrollment. One forecast projected a 30 percent decrease in first-time freshmen. But, thanks to our Enrollment Management Division and many of you, we now expect a much smaller decrease in freshmen this fall and have already seen a 60 percent increase in summer enrollment.