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4th Annual Maryland HBCU Virtual Education Recruitment Fair

Ignite Your Career!

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CAPACRAO Executive Board Member Selected for Inaugural Leadership Institute


Congratulations Otu Obot, II for your acceptance into the inaugural 2023-2024 Maryland Chief Student Affairs Officers Leadership Institute. The Maryland Chief Student Affairs Officers Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed to build the leadership capabilities of student affairs professionals and is supported and approved by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges Presidents’ Council. Monthly participants will attend full-day sessions rotating at different community colleges around the State of Maryland to discuss a range of topics that practitioners will encounter in everyday practice. Monthly sessions will be facilitated by a Chief Student Affairs Officer.

CAPACRAO desires to celebrate with you.
Email [email protected] with details on individual and institutional accomplishments to be featured.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2022-2023 CAPACRAO Awards - Nominate yourself or a colleague TODAY.

Balance & Boundaries Webinar - February 23, 2023

Everything Is a Priority Today

Click Here to Register.

February is American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, Heart Disease is America's number one health crisis. 

The heart is the muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. The heart represents the center of love and security. Louise Hay, a self-help author of You Can Heal Your Life, outlined the facets of illnesses in relationship to how individuals live and process their lived experiences. Hay surmises that someone who experiences a heart attack has a lived experiences where there is a "squeezing of joy out of the heart in favor of money or position." Hay continues by saying the individuals may say statements to themselves like:



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We all want to be H.E.A.R.D.: Personal Reflections



I recently dialogued with a few colleagues about the Chronicle of Higher Education Op-Ed piece, Higher
 Ed Is a Land of Dead-End Jobs. So, episode 2 was a timely conversation unpeeling the ill-discussed realities of working in higher education - the undefined ladder to leadership, the role of mentorship, and the impacts of race, gender, and a lack of representation. It was refreshing to hear the divergent paths of three unique leaders, although each sit within the S.E.M. area of Records and Academic Services. Although I loved A Different World, I never imagined I could, or would, work in higher education. Listening to the conversation led me reflectively down my career path and various personal experiences that span two decades. 



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Professional Development Opportunities with AACRAO and CAPACRAO


Identifying Caucus Excellence Initiative

Are you looking to launch your professional development. Share your professional gifts with AACRAO. The AACRAO Caucuses are always looking for new ways to find those members and highlight them and their work. We want to broaden and increase the number of contributors and content for all of the AACRAO platforms. At the same time, we want to diversify the voices and the expertise shared. 

Learn more - click here.

Not an AACRAO roster member? CAPACRAO, the State Association of AACRAO, offers similar opportunities. Learn more - click here.

Join CAPACRAO on LinkedIn

After reviewing our business strategy, the CAPACRAO Executive Board has decided to not update our Facebook group (but leave it as an archive). We encourage all colleagues to follow and engage with us via the social media platform - LinkedIn.

Help us spread the word. Consider sharing our group with institutional colleagues and other Maryland and Washington, D.C. enrollment-based colleagues. We are curating ways to engage members more through this platform, to include learning and development about how to leverage the platform, as well as events, polls, and updates. We look forward to you joining us. 

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Season's Greetings 2022

On behalf of the CAPACRAO Executive Board, we say thank each and every one of our member institutions and corporate sponsors for your continual support. Before we wish you well and say cheers to the New Year, we wanted to share that rest and relaxation are important. As inspiration, check out this brief article with 25 ways to infuse rest and relaxation into your winter break to inspire you.

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2022 Annual Conference - Shifting Gears

 

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Board Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2022 Executive Board

Nominate yourself or colleagues. 

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Renew (or join) CAPACRAO today!

Renew (or join) CAPACRAO today!

Here are some of the benefits of CAPACRAO membership:

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April 2022 Professional Development


Professional Development Calendar

2022 AACRAO Annual Meeting | April 3-6, 2022 | Portland, Oregon 
College Board: Prepárate Conference 2022 | New York | April 4-5, 2022 | All Day
Modern Strategic Planning for Higher Education | Virtual | April 4, 2022 | 2:00 PM
How to Keep Student Success a Priority Through a Leadership Transition | Virtual | April 5, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Digital Transformation: Managing the People | Virtual | April 6, 2022 | 2:00 PM
How to Level Up Student Conversion Campaigns
| Virtual | April 6, 2022 | 12:00 PM
CAPACRAO Dual Enrollment Special Interest Group Meeting
| Virtual | April 6, 2022 | 2:30 PM
Solving Operational Roadblocks in Academic Affairs: Insights from 220 Higher Ed Leaders | Virtual | April 7, 2022 | 2:00 PM
New Strategies for Recruitment | Virtual | April 14, 2022 | 2:00 PM *Watch On-Demand*
No More Lines: How Virtual Queueing Transformed Student Services at SPCC | Virtual | April 19, 2022 | 2:00 PM
State of Continuing Education 2022: Driving Sustained Impact | Virtual | April 19, 2022 | 2:00 PM

How Modernized Communications Increased Engagement, Recruitment, and Retention at Mid-Plains Community College | Virtual | April 20, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Countering Learning Loss | Virtual | April 21, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Student, Faculty, and Administrator Perspectives on Evolving Digital Learning in the Community College | Virtual | April 21, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Policy and Practice - DEIJ Work and Sustainability | Virtual | April 26, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
When Your Colleague (or Supervisor) Is Wrong: How to Navigate Uncharted Territory | Virtual | April 26, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Enrolling and Engaging Online Learners | Virtual | April 27, 2022 | 2:00 PM
NASPA Community Colleges Division - Student Affairs Certification Townhall | Virtual | April 29, 2022 | 1:00 PM
 
CAPACRAO Annual Meeting | June 17, 2022 | Prince George's Community College
2022 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education | June 26-29, 2022 | Baltimore, MD

Check back often. New events are added frequently.
View the calendar here for direct links to register and see additional opportunities!

12 Benefits of Joining a Professional Association

Why join a professional association? We’ve complied a list of 12 benefits of becoming an active member of an association.

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Member Spotlight: Keisha Campbell

Name: Keisha Campbell 
Institution Name & Role: Executive Director for Enrollment Services & University Registrar at Morgan State University
Number of Years at your institution: 6


  • What is your favorite quote, motto, or mantra? -  'This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man."
  • What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Traveling, swimming, lifting weights, and being with my friends. 
  • If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be? A lawyer. 
  • If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? Queen Elizabeth I

March 2022 Professional Development


Professional Development Calendar

The Evolution of Enrollment Analytics: Using Data for Action | Virtual | March 1, 2022 | 2:00 PM
The Provost’s Purview in Student Success | Virtual | March 1, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Video’s Impact on Enrollment: A Cross-Funnel Strategy | Virtual | March 1, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Your Roadmap to Achieve Ambitious Enrollment Goals | Virtual | March 1, 2022 | 2:00 PM
College Board: A Dream Deferred Conference 2022 | Washington, DC | March 2-4, 2022 | All Day
Digital Acceleration in a Changing World | Virtual | March 2, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Tallo - Equalizing Opportunities for Students While Giving Colleges Quality Applications | Virtual | March 2, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Center for Women Fireside Chat: Strengthening Resilience with Effective Workplace Wellbeing Practices | Virtual | March 3, 2022 | 3:00 PM
*CAPACRAO Event* Rebuilding and Supporting Your Post-Pandemic Team
| Virtual | March 3, 2022 | 3:00 PM
American Council on Education (ACE) Annual Meeting 2022 | San Diego, CA | March 5-7, 2022 | All Day
Synonymizing Student Development with Healing: Experiential Reflections of Indigenous Higher Education Leaders | Virtual | March 7, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Career-Connected Learning | Virtual | March 8, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Activating Enrollment: Asking Questions to Focus Support | Virtual | March 9, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Hollywood Squares: NASFAA Style | Virtual | March 9, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Ongoing Financial Planning for Mid-to-Senior Level Student Affairs Educators | Virtual | March 9, 2022 | 3:00 PM
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education 2022 Annual Conference | Henderson, NV | March 10-11, 2022 | All Day
Modern Campus Access & Student IDs—Did COVID-19 Accelerate Technology Adoption? | Virtual | March 10, 2022 | 2:00 PM
The Demographic Decline and Colleges’ Financial Futures | Virtual | March 10, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Annotated Bibliography on First-generation Students: What the Research Tells Us | Virtual | March 10, 2022 | 3:00 PM
American Association of Blacks in Higher Education 2022 Conference | Virtual | March 14-15, 2022 | All Day
College Admission Cases Before the Supreme Court | Virtual | March 14, 2022 | 3:00 PM
Using Data and Behavioral Intelligence to Drive Enrollment | Virtual | March 15, 2022 | 3:00 PM
Holistic Admissions: The Relevance of Reviewing Non-Cognitive Traits | Virtual | March 15, 2022 | 4:00 PM
Reducing Registrar Burnout | Virtual | March 16, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Community College Virtual Forum: Accelerating Change in Uncertain Times | Virtual | March 17, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dual Enrollment & Food Insecurity Group Discussion | Virtual | March 23, 2022 | 12:30 PM
Education in Crisis: Venezuela and Ukraine |  Virtual | March 23, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Partnering For Success: Education Trends in State of the Union Address | Virtual | March 23, 2022 | 3:00 PM
How to Streamline Curriculum Management Processes | Virtual | March 29, 2022 | 2:00 PM 

2022 AACRAO Annual Meeting | April 3-6, 2022 | Portland, Oregon 
CAPACRAO Annual Meeting | June 17, 2022 | Location TBA
2022 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education
| June 26-29, 2022 | Baltimore, MD

Check back often. New events are added frequently.
View the calendar here for direct links to register and see additional opportunities!

February 2022 Professional Development


Professional Development Calendar

Inside HigherEd: Textbooks, Affordability and Equity of Access | Virtual | February 1, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Dual Enrollment Special Interest Group Meeting | Virtual | February 2, 2022 | 2:30 PM

5th Annual First-Generation Symposium | Virtual | February 2-3, 2022 | All Day
The Great Equalizer: Blacks in Higher Ed | Virtual | February 3, 2022 | 1:00 PM 
Fraudbusters: The Battle Against Diploma Mills | Virtual | February 3, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Surprise It's Not Always Financial Aid, Part II | Virtual | February 9, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Time Management Strategies for HigherEd Professionals | Virtual | February 10, 2022 | 1:00 PM  
Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience | Virtual & In-Person | February 12-15, 2022 | All Day
AACRAO International Institute | February 14-18, 2022 | All Day
uAchieve Planning + Audit = the Trusted Pathway to Graduation | Virtual | February 14, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Paving Paths to College Enrollment for Historically Excluded Students | Virtual | February 15, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Simplify Transfer: Transferology and TES | Virtual | February 16, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Why Mentorship Matters: Scaling Student Success Efforts for 2-Year Institutions | Virtual | February 22, 2022 | 12:00 PM
The Enrollment Growth Pivot | Virtual | February 22, 2022 | 2:00 PM
A Niche Playbook to Storytelling and Proof Points to Engage Students and Parents | Virtual | February 24, 2022 | 1:00 PM

2022 AACRAO Annual Meeting | April 3-6, 2022 | Portland, Oregon 












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Season's Greetings & Happy New Year 2022

We can never say it enough. Thank you for your continual support and engagement within Chesapeake and Potomac Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CAPACRAO). We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Best Wishes,

Your CAPACRAO Executive Team

Member Spotlight: Samantha Howard



Name: Samantha Howard
Institution and Role: Prince George's Community College, Coordinator, Recruitment & Community Relations

What is your favorite quote, motto, or mantra? "Nothing beats a failure but a try." -R.J. Smith

Your top three favorite books?




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October 2021 Professional Development


Professional Development Calendar

October is Careers In Student Affairs Month. Click here to learn more

Alternative Career Pathways in and Around Higher Education | Virtual | October 1, 2021 | 12:30 PM
National Conference on Students in Transition | Virtual | October 2 - October 4, 2021 | All Day 
CAPACRAO Webinar: AACRAO Career Planning and Professional Development | Virtual | October 4, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Stories of Transformation: 6 Innovative University Leaders Share Insights | Virtual | October 5, 2021 | 12:30 PM
Benchmarking Digital Marketing in Higher Education | Virtual | October 5, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Understanding Prospective Students for Recruitment and Enrollment | Virtual | October 5, 2021 | 2:00 PM

Accenture’s Workday Higher Education Forum | Virtual | October 6, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Politics, Covid, Social Justice, and Minority-Serving Institutions | Virtual | October 6, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Improving Research Operations and Output | Virtual | October 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Breaking Down Silos and Improving Relationships | Virtual | October 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM
The New Doctoral Studies Network | Virtual | October 7, 2021 | 4:00 PM
Leadership in Higher Education Conference | Virtual | October 7 - October 9, 2021 | All Day
AACRAO Elections Open | Virtual | October 11, 2021 | All Day
AACRAO Caucus Meeting | Virtual | October 12, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Career Development for HBCU Student Affairs Professionals | Virtual | October 13, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Offshore Caribbean Medical Schools Report | Virtual | October 13, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Coming Out of COVID | Virtual | October 18, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Getting Involved in NASPA as an Emerging Professional | Virtual | October 18, 2021 | 3:00 PM
2021 ATD Data & Analytics Summit | Virtual | October 18 - 21, 2021 | All Day
Moving On(line): Strengthening Your Brand Through Novel Approaches | Virtual | October 19, 2021 | 2:00 PM
De-Mystifying AI for University Admissions Leaders | Virtual | October 20, 2021 | 2:00 PM
2021 Virtual Forum on Educational Policy | Virtual | October 20 - October 21, 2021 | All Day
NASPA: What I Wish I knew as a New Professional | Virtual | October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Closing Equity Gaps in Enrollment – A Four-Pronged Approach | Virtual | October 22, 2021 | 2:00 PM
NACEP Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Annual Conference | Virtual | October 24 - 26, 2021 | All Day
2021 Assessment Institute | Virtual | October 24 - 27, 2021 | All Day
Complete College America: United for Change Symposium | Virtual | October 26-28, 2021 | Half Day
AABHE Research Webinar 2021 | Virtual | October 27, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Insights on Higher Education’s Next Normal: Building a Strategy for Sustained Growth | Virtual | October 27, 2021 | 2:00 PM
NASPA: The Current State of Student Affairs | Virtual | October 27, 2021 | 3:00 PM
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference | Virtual | October 26 - October 29, 2021 | All Day
Working in Unison: Fostering Collaboration between Faculty and Student Affairs Professionals | Virtual | October 28, 2021 | 2:00 PM
NASPA Improving Career and Engagement Outcomes of First-generation Graduates | Virtual | October 28, 2021 | 2:00 PM
AACRAO Collective Gathering | Virtual | October 28, 2021 | 3:00 PM

































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Get Involved: Board Vacancies


Looking for career development opportunities? Consider joining our executive board!

Positions Available: Vice President of Membership & Technology

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Fall Enrollment Roundtable - Join Us

Enrollment Roundtable 

In the midst of COVID-19 protocols, mandatory or recommended vaccinations requirements, ambitious enrollment goals, and returning to campus (hybrid or in-person) - find out what really happened once the dust settled after the ADD/DROP period. Come hear insights from representatives at some local colleges as well as share what happened at your institution. 

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