Published on 10/16/2012 10:00:00 AM
The School of Education hosted a lecture by alumna Betsy Porter, who earlier this year retired as the director of admissions and financial aid at the University of Pittsburgh, a position she had held since 1986. Her presentation was titled “Enrollment Management—The Pitt Story," and given last Thursday, October 11. During her visit, the University of Pittsburgh and Chancellor Mark Nordenberg also recognized Betsy as a 2012 Legacy Laureate, one of the University’s most distinguished alumni awards.
Porter’s lecture focused on her long and distinguished career at the University of Pittsburgh, where her many accomplishments included a threefold increase in the number of applicants to the Pittsburgh campus, an 170-point surge in incoming freshman average SAT scores, and nearly tripling enrollment among freshman who were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Early in her tenure at Pitt as an associate director of admissions, Porter earned her PhD from the School of Education in higher education administration.