Murray State is experiencing “sluggishness” when it comes to regional enrollment. That’s according to an email sent by Provost and Vice-president of Academic Affairs Jay Morgan to University staff and faculty yesterday.
To address the issue the University is starting a program called Racer RoundUp to target more students in its service region.
That region consists of just over 30 high schools in western Kentucky and Tennessee. The initiative creates recruitment teams made up of faculty and staff who work with University administrators to visit area schools and host high school students on campus.
Morgan says the program is similar to a previous recruiting program called the Roads Scholar Program. He says recruiters won’t receive a pay raise for their efforts. But they can expect to see a yearly stipend and service credit.