E26 Creating a Positive University Experience Through Student Admissions, with Dr. Steve Maples

Episode Description

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Steve Maples, the Director of Admissions at the University of Nevada, Reno. We discuss how/why he stays in touch with his students even after they’ve been admitted, the ambassador program at UNR and why it’s unique, the importance of a positive student experience during a tour, and much more. See below for a full list of topics covered in this episode and tune in to hear more!

Key Topics Covered in This Episode:

  • Steve’s background and credentials as the Director of Admissions at UNR
  • How he stays in touch with the students once they are admitted
  • Why it’s important to connect with the students and parents
  • How his experience with his own daughter changed his perspective on admissions
  • A concern with the challenges students are facing today
  • Steve’s ambassador program and how it’s unique
  • The difference between a parent experience and a student experience on a campus tour
  • How to keep a high retention rate at a university
  • The differences now that covid restrictions are being lifted
  • How to pivot in your degree/career path
  • Staying current with the trends & communicating with students
  • What Steve does to keep a work-life balance
  • Defining true success

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