The Institute For Strategic Enrollment Management at Sunriver

Welcome To Sunriver

Join us May 24 – May 28, 2021 at The Institute at Sunriver (Oregon), where enrollment leaders—and the enrollment management profession—advance.



Who Should Attend

Vice Presidents for Enrollment

Chief Enrollment Executives


Associate Vice Presidents for Enrollment


Deans of Enrollment/Admissions


Directors of Admission or Financial Aid


College or University Presidents


Emerging enrollment leaders





3 Promises For Institute Attendees

You will leave with a Strategic Enrollment Plan.

You will have a mentor assigned to you.

Your professional learning will be greatly accelerated.



The Institute Steering Commitee

Joe Merante

Faculty Emeritus

Snowmass Institute


Chris Ferguson

AVP of Enrollment

Occidental College


James Rogers


3 Enrollment Marketing


Mary Grondahl

Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

The College of Saint Rose

Jim Scannell

Faculty Emeritus

Snowmass Institute


Patricia Maben


3 Enrollment Marketing


Susan Dileno

VP of Enrollment

Ursuline College


Jacque Varsalona

VP, Institutional Advancement

Wilmington University



Why Attend

What is exceptionally unique about this Institute is the emphasis on mentorship. Experienced enrollment leaders work with attendees in one-on-one sessions and within small groups throughout the week and they stay connected beyond the event.



Institute History

For over 30 years, generations of enrollment leaders grew into and shaped their careers (and our profession) at The Strategic Enrollment Management Institute, also known as “The Snowmass Institute.” Known as the most intense professional development program for rising enrollment leaders, this Institute ran for more than three decades until 2007.


The reignited Snowmass Institute is now Sunriver! Download the Institute brochure here. Questions about this event? Contact Steering Committee chair Patricia Maben at