RMACRAO Annual Meeting 2016



The 40th RMACRAO Annual Meeting will be held  at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center July 20-22, 2016, in Casper, Wyoming.

Who Attends RMACRAO?

The RMACRAO Annual Meeting attracts a diverse group of participants typically from the Rocky Mountain region. Some of these include:

  • admissions professionalsBusiness Conference
  • registrar professionals
  • corporate exhibitors
  • enrollment managers
  • student services professionals
  • information technology specialists
  • academic advisors
  • many more…

Why should you attend RMACRAO?

RMACRAO sessions and workshops will provide you opportunities to:

  • Network with colleagues from local institutions.
  • Mingle with exhibitors providing the best products and services available to higher education.
  • Learn about best practices, new techniques, and technology tailored for higher education.
  • Keep up to date with legislation and policy matters affecting higher education.
  • Develop unique insights and ideas that will position you and your institution at the forefront of the profession.
  • Learn how to manage the change in your office and institution.

Annual Meeting Program as of 7/15/2016

At the annual meeting in July, several additional issues will be presented to the membership for a vote:

  • Membership Applications: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, College for Financial Planning
  • The proposed 2016-2017 RMACRAO budget – Click here to access the 2016-2017 proposed budget. Please be sure to review the proposed budget prior to the July meeting.
  • Approval of Business Meeting Notes  from the 2015 RMACRAO Annual Meeting which was held in Colorado Springs, CO.  Click here to access the 2015 Meeting notes. Please be sure to review these notes prior to the July meeting as well.


Meeting at a Glance

Wednesday, July 20th 

7:30am –  5:30pm

Registration Open

8:30am – 10:45am

Pre-Conference Workshop

11:00am – 12:30pm

Lunch on Your Own

11:00am – 12:30pm

First Timers Luncheon

12:00pm –  4:45pm

Exhibitor Area Open

12:30pm –  1:45pm

Opening Session

  1:45pm –  2:15pm

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

 2:30pm –  3:30pm

Concurrent Sessions I

 3:45pm –  4:45pm

Concurrent Sessions II

 5:30pm –  5:45pm

RMACRAO Group Photo

 5:45pm –  7:45pm

President's Reception

Thursday, July 21st 

7:30am –  5:30pm

Registration Open

8:15am – 9:30am

Concurrent Sessions III

9:30am – 10:00pm

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:00am – 11:00am

Concurrent Sessions IV

11:15am –  1:00pm

RMACRAO Luncheon & Business Meeting

1:00pm –  1:30pm

Dessert with Exhibitors

  1:30pm –  2:45pm

General Session

 3:00pm –  4:00pm

Concurrent Sessions V

 4:15pm –  5:15pm

Concurrent Sessions VI

 6:00pm –  10:00pm

Thursday Evening Event

Friday, July 22nd 

7:30am –  10:30am

Registration Open

8:00am – 11:00am

Exhibitor Area Open

8:15am – 9:30am

Town Hall Meeting

9:45am – 10:45am

Concurrent Sessions VII

11:00am – 12:30pm

Closing Session

1:00pm –  3:00pm

RMACRAO Board of Directors Meeting

Session Presentations

Supporting documents and presentations will be provided here as they are received from presenters.  Presentations are organized by conference day and session ID.


Session File Type Description
Pre-Conference Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Enrollment Reporting with the National Student Clearinghouse
Opening Session pptx You Can't Wait for the World to Change – It Has to Start with You
Session 1A High-Impact Practice: Mandatory New Student Orientation
Session 1B Supporting Transgender Students in Banner XE
Session 1C Smart Catalog
Session 1D Colorado's New Online Admission Standards Tool
Session 1E Empower Your Students By Simplifying Scheduling! How Student Schedule Planning Benefits the Entire Institution
Session 2A 200% Increased Program Enrollment in 1 Year?? Faculty/Admissions Partnership Works!
Session 2B AACRAO Board Update
Session 2C CSU and Semester at Sea
Session 2D Guided Pathways and Transfer in Colorado – A Colorado Update


Session File Type Description
Session 3A Colorado Forum
Session 3B New Mexico Forum
Session 3C Wyoming Forum
Session 4A Leapfrog Technologies
Session 4B FERPA A-Z
Session 4C Extending the Credential; Empowering the Learner
Session 4D Best Practices in Transfer Credit Evaluation
Session 4E Retention Through Care…Building and Improving Your Behavioral Intervention Team
Session 5A Veteran's
Session 5B Diplomas; Paper and Electronic – Now You Need Both!
Session 5C Ellucian Recruit— The Journey of Implementing a CRM
Session 5D Disciplinary Notations & the Academic Transcript
Session 6A Leveraging Analytics in Improving Graduation Rates
Session 6B What's New at the Clearinghouse?
Session 6C Easing Transfer Student Strife: The Interstate Passport
Session 6D CollegeSource


Session File Type Description
Session 7 Town Hall Meeting
Session 8A Growing the Next Wave of Leaders
Session 8B Journey Toward More Effective Transfer Credit Processes: Making Transfer Credit Usable
Session 8C Commencement: Back-Stage Planning Means On-Stage Success!
Session 8D Customer Service Game Change – One-Stop Student Service Panel Discussion
Session 8E First Time Attendees Recap
Closing Session ppt Leadership Gold