Congratulations, Simpson. We hear that enrollment is up.
We’re genuinely happy that things seem to be on the uphill climb for the school, but let us take a minute to remind the campus community of something.
It was about a year ago that we reported enrollment was strong, that deposits were up and the school was looking good for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Incase you’ve overlooked it for the last six months; the college hasn’t been doing so great. We’re speculating, but perhaps there wasn’t enough follow-through with those deposits last year or with the fact that the enrollment numbers were up.
Let us take a minute to remind those in charge that the students here are just as important as the ones you’re recruiting. Yes, retention for the freshmen class is strong-but that’s just one class.
Is retention just as high for every other class or will the emphasis remain on the freshmen class?
The freshmen shouldn’t be the emphasis here-they’re only one class-there are three others that need to be considered.
Hopefully follow-through will be enough this year with the incoming class and Simpson will fully bounce back-but don’t overlook the classes that are already here.