SOURCE: EducationDynamics

November 13, 2008 09:00 ET

EducationDynamics Expands "National Dialog" on Student Retention With Launch of Webinar Series

Renowned Higher Education Expert Dr. George Kuh Will Address Emerging Trends Influencing Student Retention in First Installment of the Complimentary Webinar Series

HOBOKEN, NJ--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students, today announced a continuation of its National Dialog on Student Retention initiative through a series of informative, complimentary Webinars. The result of conversation spurred by the inaugural National Dialog on Student Retention Conference held earlier this year, the Webinar series will feature acclaimed thought leaders in student retention addressing cost-effective, cutting-edge best practices proven to enhance institutional retention programs.

Dr. George D. Kuh, director of the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, will headline the first installment of EducationDynamics' National Dialog on Student Retention Webinar Series, to be held on Friday, December 5, 2008 from 3 to 4 p.m. (EST). Titled "Retention 2.0: From Theory to Tactics," Dr. Kuh, along with Dr. Jennifer Jones, assistant professor of higher education administration at the University of Alabama, will speak to the effects of educational preparation, economic status, and peer and family influence on retention. Conversation will also focus on practical tactics to enhance student engagement and increase retention, which includes an analysis of student intervention programs.

"This Webinar series underscores EducationDynamics' concerted commitment to bring new research and technology to market in an effort to maximize institutional success," explains Steve Isaac, CEO of EducationDynamics. "Designed primarily for administrators in student enrollment and retention services, the Webinar series will cultivate a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding retention and the actionable steps institutions can implement to retain both traditional and online students."

Online registration for "Retention 2.0: From Theory to Tactics" is currently available and space is limited. To secure your spot and engage with leading minds in student retention, register now at http://www.educationdynamics.com/webinars/webinar_request.aspx.

About EducationDynamics

EducationDynamics, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, is the leading marketing and information services company dedicated to helping higher education institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites, including EarnMyDegree.com, eLearners.com, GradSchools.com, StudyAbroad.com, and its more than 50 special interest microsites, make EducationDynamics the premier provider of qualified prospective students for colleges and universities. In addition, the company offers a full suite of Web-delivered services proven to drive enrollment growth and reduce student attrition. For more information, visit http://www.educationdynamics.com.

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