K-State to hire enrollment consultant


Due to decreased enrollment numbers, Kansas State is searching for an enrollment consultant, President Richard Myers announced Friday.

The selection committee, headed by April Mason, university provost, and Pat Bosco, vice president of student life, is looking to have a contract signed for the position in mid-November. Once hired, the adviser will recommend how to best reverse the university’s recent enrollment slumps, Myers said in a K-State Today bulletin.

“The ideal consultant will help us develop an effective foundation to grow enrollment now and in the future,” the statement reads.

The Kansas Board of Regents announced K-State’s 4.14 percent decline in fall enrollment on Sept. 29. The fall 2017 semester enrollment drop was the biggest of its kind for the university in over 30 years.

The contract for the adviser will expire at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, about six months after the expected November start date, and can be twice renewed for additional one-year periods, according to the position proposal.

Representatives from the university’s colleges and administrative offices will compose the adviser selection committee. The search will close Oct. 13.

The job search was previously reported by the Collegian.

Contributing writer for the Collegian. I’m a senior studying journalism and mass communications and working on minors in political science and music. I also manage digital operations as a communications fellow with the Kansas Democratic Party; I do not report on or write about anything political unless it shows up in the opinion section.