Strategic Flexibility: Knowing When and How to Pivot

The best admission officers keep a constant finger on the pulse of key performance indicators and know their options for adjusting their strategic approach when necessary. Particularly during the Covid and post-Covid era, a nimble approach to international and domestic recruitment with the ability to pivot is essential. In this session, you’ll use case study discussions to explore creative strategies for meeting enrollment targets when the landscape shifts.


  • Kimberly C. Loughlin
    Kimberly C. Loughlin
    Director of Admission, The Bement School MA

    An alumna of the Loomis Chaffee School, Kim has an intimate knowledge of boarding schools from multiple perspectives. During her 17 years of school admissions at Gould Academy and Oldfields School, Kim’s responsibilities included serving as director of financial aid, website manager, international student coordinator, publications coordinator, residential dorm parent, and student advisor. In 2008, Kim became director of admission at The Bement School, a junior boarding school, where she oversees admission and communications for kindergarten through grade 9. As a current parent of a rising senior at a boarding school, she says, “it was interesting to see admissions from the parent’s perspective.” Kim has 28 years experience working in admissions and this will be her 20th summer teaching at the TABS Admission Academy. “It is incredibly rewarding to work with new professionals as they embark on admission and boarding school careers.”


July 27 2021

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: July 27 2021