The National Small College Enrollment Conference began as an idea shared by two enrollment management colleagues. Neil Clark and Jim Black were frustrated that the conferences they attended did not address the unique challenges they faced as professionals at a small institution.
In 1989, they took the leap and gathered their peers from across the southeast to share experiences and present ideas. Gaining momentum, the conference attracted professionals from institutions nationwide and sessions were added to cover the vital topics of admissions, enrollment management and retention.
Throughout the intervening years, the two founders have continued their careers in education. What began as the mere whisper of an idea has, for almost 30 years, served professionals at small colleges and universities across the nation.