Northern has partnered with EAB to create a strategic enrollment management plan.

A comprehensive, future-oriented strategic enrollment management (SEM) plan is designed to help meet enrollment goals by crafting strategies and prioritizing resources.

Kickoff Presentation

Working Group Membership

Working Group Outline

Overall Timeline


About the Enrollment Management Council

Council Charge

The EMC consists of members from Enrollment, Student Affairs, Technology, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research and Student Success. The council meets at least twice a month. 


In accordance with Northern State University’s strategic priorities and actions, the EMC will oversee and coordinate development and implementation of a campus growth strategy and comprehensive strategic enrollment plan. 


The plan will focus on growing enrollment and credit hour production across all degree/credential options and increasing retention and program completion for all students. Data will inform decision-making and continuous improvement.



  • Sean Blackburn, dean of students
  • Dr. Debbi Bumpous, vice president of technology/chief information officer (chair)
  • Layton Cooper, director of admissions
  • Dr. Erin Fouberg, associate vice president for academic affairs
  • Dr. Marcus Garstecki, chief enrollment management officer
  • Britt Lorenz, executive director of student success
  • Dr. Brenda Mammenga, institutional research and assessment director
  • Becky Pribyl, director of financial aid​


More Information

For EMC meeting agendas and other details, please visit the myNSU Enrollment Management Council site.

About EAB

According to its website, EAB's (formerly Education Advisory Board) mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger.


EAB helps schools support students from enrollment to graduation and beyond through:

  • Institutional strategy
  • Marketing and enrollment
  • Data and analytics

EAB partners with schools at all levels and corporations worldwide.


More about EAB