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New for 2018 – UPCEA Excellence in Enrollment Management Award

Enrollment management is central to the success of professional, continuing, and online units. In the last 40 years, enrollment management has evolved from a theoretical concept in undergraduate education to a highly sophisticated framework for attracting, retaining, and graduating students. The UPCEA Excellence in Enrollment Management Award recognizes an outstanding professional, continuing, and/or online (PCO) organization (unit or individual) that models best practices and combines process excellence with superior results. This award is affiliated with the UPCEA Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Services Network.

Click here to begin your entry.
Entries due by September 1, 2018.


  • The nominee (person/unit) must be a member of UPCEA. Corporate members are expected to submit in conjunction with an institutional member. Click here to check your institution’s membership status.
  • The nominee must provide concrete examples of operational excellence in one or more of the following categories from within the last three calendar years:
    • Evidence of data-informed enrollment planning and decision-making
    • Evidence of operational strengths and best practices
    • Evidence of outperformance (to plan, or vs. peer or national benchmarks)

 Nomination Procedure:

  • Complete the nomination form
  • Include among the supporting documents the following:
    • Narrative statement that warrants nomination
    • Materials (not to exceed six items) which demonstrate impact of nominated unit or individual (testimonials, enrollment data, financial ramifications, etc.)

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Awards of Excellence

Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members' outstanding contributions to the Association and the field, as well as their achievements in innovative programming, marketing and promotion, community development and services, research and publications, and many other areas.