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From left, Casey Kendall, who will be serving as Deputy CIO for the division and as vice president for applications and infrastructure and David Weil, who will be spearheading the division as Vice President and CIO for Information Technology and Analytics.

Offices merged to form new Division of IT and Analytics

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor June 24, 2023
July 1 onward, IC's Office of Analytics and Institutional Research and Department of Information Technology will merge into a new, separate department called the Technology and Analytics. 
The Exploratory Program offers the Business Pathways; the Humanities, Art and Social Sciences Pathways; the Park (Communications) Pathways; the Pre-health Professions Program and the Science, Math and Computing Pathways. 

Exploratory Program requires new students to pick concentrations

By Maddy Vogel, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023
Incoming students who join the Exploratory Program will have to choose a school concentration so they can explore programs within a known interest.
From left, Kishan Zuber, current vice president of Slate Strategy and Partnerships for Waybetter Marketing, and Bryan Gross, vice president for Revenue Planning and Institutional Positioning at 3 Enrollment Marketing, were two of three finalists for the position of vice president for enrollment and student success at Ithaca College.

Vice president for enrollment and student success candidates visit campus

By Kai Lincke and Lorien Tyne March 29, 2023
Three finalists for the position of vice president for enrollment and student success visited Ithaca College from March 27–29 to speak with members of the campus community. 
From left, junior Anesha Sandiford, senior Oluwadamilola Oyetunji and junior Liguori Flanagan have each started their own businesses; Sandiford and Oyetunji run hair care and hair product businesses and Flanagan designs and sells apparel.

Entrepreneurs of color balance business ownership and student life

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
Five student entrepreneurs of color were featured in the college’s Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change (IDEAS) student of color business expo Oct. 7.
The college is expanding on its strategies that increase yield while utilizing new marketing campaigns to increase enrollment and initiating outreach to students to improve retention. Since Fall 2018, enrollment has decreased from 6,517 students to 5,054 students in Fall 2022 — a 22% decline — according to the college’s Office of Analytics and Institutional Research.

Yield increases while college works to improve enrollment and retention

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer October 26, 2022
Ithaca College’s enrollment has exceeded its target in Fall 2022, but campus administration is still working on solutions to increase prospective student engagement and retention.
The national labor shortage and the “Great Resignation” have impacted colleges and universities across the country throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and created low levels of faculty, staff and administrative retention. 

IC adjusts to high staff, faculty and administrative turnover

By Syd Pierre, News Editor September 21, 2022
Ithaca College continues to be affected by staffing shortages as the college rebuilds its leadership departments and deals with staff, faculty and administrative turnover.
From left, seniors Shevori Gene, Via Carpenter, Emmanuelle Bataille, Denielle Newman and junior Sam Williams.

School of Business offers new minor

By Jillian Bleier, Staff Writer April 27, 2022
Students were first given the opportunity to declare the minor starting Fall 2021, and the Class of 2022 will be the first class with students graduating with the minor.
Despite the growth of the sports media program at Ithaca College since 2017, the number of women currently enrolled in the major has stagnated.

IC sports media major struggling to fix its widening gender gap

By Aidan Charde, Assistant Sports Editor March 23, 2022
While the number of men in the sports media major at Ithaca College has continued to grow, the number of women has stagnated.
The college is a predominantly white institution, with 3,795 white students enrolled during Fall 2021, while there are 1,223 students of color enrolled, according to AIR. Laurie Koehler, vice president for Marketing and Enrollment Strategy, Nicole Eversley Bradwell, executive director of Admission and Shana Gore, executive director of Student Financial Services said they were concerned by the recent downturn in enrollment of Black, Indigenous and students of color (BIPOC), and that it reflected a national downtrend.

College community unsatisfied by students of color enrollment

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer November 3, 2021
The number of students of color at the college have fluctuated over the past five years, according to the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research.
According to the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research (AIR), there are a total of 5,239 students — 4,778 undergraduate, 421 graduate students and 40 extramural and exchange students — enrolled in Fall 2021. In Fall 2020, 5,354 students were enrolled at the college.

IC sees slight change in enrollment numbers

By Syd Pierre, Assistant News Editor October 20, 2021
Campus community members express concerns about student retention at the college following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tim Downs, vice president of Finance and Administration and chief financial officer, said the college is a tuition-dependent institution and that room and board make about 90% of the net operating revenue. Tuition for the 2021–22 academic year is $46,610 on top of the $6,868 standard meal plan and a double room cost of $8,976.

IC community discusses budget cuts and tuition amid pandemic

By Lorien Tyne, Contributing Writer October 20, 2021
The Ithaca College community is adjusting both to the residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the college’s budget and the strategic plan Ithaca Forever.
From left, Senior Research Analyst Elijah Earl, Chief Analytics Officer Yuko Mulugetta and senior President’s Fellow Anna Gardner discuss the National Survey of Student Engagement. This survey has previously struggled to garner enough student responses to yield legitimate data.

SGC gives feedback on response rate of upcoming student survey

By Alexis Manore, Staff Writer December 4, 2018
Representatives from the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research spoke to SGC about the 2019 National Survey of Student Engagement.
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