Mar 31, 2021
"Experienced, Informed Consultant for Enrollment Management"
Dr. Black is extremely well informed and experienced in the enrollment management, recruiting and retention arenas. He looks at all aspects of the client. Observing him during the audit phase of our engagement I was impressed with how many departments and divisions of college he engaged. I found some of his contacts curious but it all came together in his audit presentation.
Mar 27, 2021
"SEM Works was great in helping us build a working SEM program"
Jim was extremely flexible in building his plan to help us. We supplied him with initial data and he did all the rest. I designed his sessions with the college based on our data and our needs. He is extremely likable and friendly. Everyone who interacted with him not only enjoyed spending time with him, but also thought our investment was worth every penny. When most colleges were seeing a COVID decline in the Fall of 2020, we did not. His help and guidance went a long way in making that happen.
Mar 26, 2021
"Knowledge and engagement"
Jim actively engaged my staff throughout the project. His presentation to our Council of Trustees was well received and he met all the deadlines. He gave me regular updates during the project duration. Overall, a very professional and productive consultation.
Mar 15, 2021
"Excellent Customer Service"
Dr. Black has been fantastic to work with. He is very knowledgeable and his wealth of experience provides insight into new and innovative ways to improve enrollment. He was willing to confront administration on things that needed to be addressed in a way that helped them understand the importance of the work we were doing and the recommendations he was making.
Apr 01, 2021
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Mar 29, 2021
"Dr. Black is definitely going to be missed when our contract is up. "
Mar 24, 2021
"Strategy is key"
We were able to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan around enrollment and this could not have been done without the guidance of SEM Works. Easy to work with and the process was very easy to follow. Great decisions have been made and hopefully we will be able to see some of the fruits of our labor soon. Easy to work with and really great at getting the team to generate ideas.
Mar 22, 2021
Jim Black was excellent to work with! You don't work from a template. He customizes your enrollment needs to fit your institution.
Mar 22, 2021
"SEM Work's Experience"
Jim Black and his team are extremely experienced higher education professionals. Their approach was highly individualized for our institution. Our relationship started by SEM Work's taking a deep dive into our institutions enrollment and marketing needs, our competitors and our culture. We worked through a project plan/timeline over the course of about six months that engaged with numerous stakeholders. The result of these efforts culminated into a comprehensive, actionable Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) plan. We are midway through year two of a three plan and despite the pandemic challenges are realizing beneficial results which can be directly tied to the SEM plan.