NRCCUA has been building educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers for over 40 years.
Through our annual surveys, we gather information on student attitudes and educational plans from over 5.2 million students in 22,000 public and private high schools nationally. The survey is voluntary and students participate at no cost. This valuable research is published and distributed to nearly 1,500 member colleges and universities so they can better identify high school students who meet their institutions' admission profiles. In addition to hearing from colleges and universities, students may also hear from non-profit and for-profit organizations offering educational opportunities such as college admissions services, financial aid, career information, extracurricular enrichment and recognition programs.
Students receive valuable, timely information.
High schools participate in NRCCUA's Post-Secondary Planning Survey® out of a desire to help their students discover all they can about colleges, universities, and other educational opportunities that meet their unique educational needs and individual goals.
College admissions professionals reach the students they seek.
When colleges or universities become a member of NRCCUA, they're provided access to research data and insights on the latest career and college choices of today's high school students to help them find students who are a good fit for their schools.
Colleges and universities partner with NRCCUA to make educational materials and resources available to millions of college-bound high school students - to match their programs and curriculum to those who are seeking it.
About the President
Don Munce became President of National Research Center for College & University Admissions™ (NRCCUA®) in 1988. During his tenure as president, NRCCUA has grown rapidly to become a significant force in the student-recruitment and admissions research arena. Membership among colleges and universities has grown from 200 to nearly 1,500 members under his leadership. His passion for the post-secondary aspirations of young people has affected students and universities across America. NRCCUA's free college planning program, My College Options®, is one of the country's most successful tools providing access to higher education for students of all social and economic backgrounds. Munce earned a Master of Science degree in adolescent development while attending Kansas State University.
About the Vice President, Sales
Earnest Evans joined NRCCUA as the Vice President, Sales in 2008. Mr. Evans has over 25 years experience in the Education Finance and Enrollment Management space. Prior to joining NRCCUA, Earnest served seven years at Monster Worldwide. There, he served as the Vice President of Sales for the Higher Education Division. Earnest oversaw all aspects of the Higher Education Division's sales and marketing activities. During a 17 year career at the Student Loan Marketing Association (Sallie Mae), Earnest served in various staff and management roles. Mr. Evans graduated from St. Francis College in New York with a B.S. in Business Administration.
About the Vice President, Marketing
Jefferey Fix joined NRCCUA in 2007, with over 20 years of experience in direct marketing and educational programs. Mr. Fix has held various senior marketing and management positions at Educational Communications Inc., USAA and The Reader's Digest Association. Jefferey currently holds the title of Vice President, Marketing where he is responsible for the strategy and general management of in-school and direct to student marketing programs. He received his BS in Business Administration from the State University College at Fredonia, NY.
About the Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Sarah Salyer currently serves on the Executive Team as the Vice President of Strategic Alliances after joining NRCCUA in 2004 as a project manager. Sarah is responsible for coordinating key strategic opportunities and relationships within educational, professional, governmental and community organizations, and is relied upon for her abilities to enhance operational efficiencies. Prior to joining NRCCUA, Sarah worked for 6 years in production and account management in the advertising and marketing industry. Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Advertising from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
About the Vice President
Ryan Munce joined the Executive Team in 2006 as Assistant Vice President, Educational Research. He is responsible for managing external research partnerships with educational, professional, governmental and community organizations. Prior to joining NRCCUA, Ryan was an Enrollment Services Coordinator at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Ryan received his Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Communications from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and is earning his Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
About the Chief Information Officer
Earl Yoder joined NRCCUA in 1994 and currently serves on the Executive Team as the Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for delivering all information technology services for NRCCUA, including; overseeing research data and software development, ensuring operational efficiency and enhancing services to client members, students and the entire NRCCUA staff. He completed his BSBA in Computer Science from Indiana University in 1992.
About the Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Finance
Tom Holcomb, the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance, joined NRCCUA in 1999 after 12 years in public accounting. He earned his BA and MBA from Drury University. Tom is responsible for all areas of finance and most HR functions.
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