Category: Best Practices in International Enrollment Management

Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategies for International Students

Wednesday, May 31
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
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This poster is designed to show participants the effectiveness of recruitment and retention strategies as well as the challenges and impact on international student enrollment.

Shabeer H. Amirali

Director of Marketing, Recruitment, Student Success and Partnerships
Bradley University International Enrollment Management
Peoria, IL

Shabeer Amirali is Director of Marketing, Recruitment, Student Success and Partnerships of the Graduate School at Bradley University. He has a MBA degree in the area of Management and Leadership from Bradley University and Research Degree in Science from the University of Glasgow UK, after completing his Bachelors of Science Degree in India. He has worked extensively in international graduate enrollment for the last three years. Shabeer is a strategic leader, and student advisor. His specific areas of interest include: international students management, internationalization, graduate education trends and enrollment, online education, and higher education partnerships. He has published articles, reports, and industry white papers. Shabeer has developed innovative strategies {"3C” - Connect, Communicate and Collaborate and ConneCtIonS)} for increasing the recruitment of prospective international students in the graduate programs from inquiry to graduation. Shabeer developed student retention strategies including developing, implementing and maintaining current student communication and social media strategy. He advises international students on admissions, immigration, academics, and ESL programs. He is involved in various community projects, he graduated from Community Leadership School from Peoria Illinois

Kayla Carroll

Director of International Admission and Student Services
Bradley University
Peoria, IL

Kayla Carroll currently serves at the Director of International Admissions and Student Services the Graduate School at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She is the Principal Designated Official for Bradley's over 500 international students. Prior to working at Bradley University, Kayla advised international students and scholars at Illinois State University, The University of Texas at Austin and Truman State University.