Roger Williams University
Admissions and Enrollment Committee Minutes
September 27, 2010
Present: Scott Rutherford (MNS), Min Zhou (FCAS), Josh Stein (FCAS), Tucker Wright (JS), Min Zhou (FCAS), Kelly Donnell (SED)
The meeting began at 1:05 a.m. in GHH 107.
It was determined that the committee needed representation on the committee from the following schools: Engineering and Construction Management, Architecture, Business, and Justice Studies.
The agenda for the meeting included a recap of the committee’s work from the previous two years.
Most of the meeting was spent in discussion of supporting University initiatives in recruiting, enrolling, and retaining students from underrepresented groups. There was discussion on definition of the terms “diverse” and “underrepresented.” We discussed potential action plans: investigating extensive scholarships for underrepresented students in order to develop a critical mass; gathering university-wide data on efforts and initiatives across campus to recruit and retain students; working directly with Admissions. Scott Rutherford shared information from a report on scholarships for underrepresented students compiled by the committee three years ago. We determined that the most productive next step would be to invite Don Mays, Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, to speak to the committee. Kelly Donnell will invite Don to a Monday meeting. Don will be invited to share the current “lay of the land” with respect to recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students from diverse backgrounds.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m.