Our Initiatives

Explore Enrollment Management's initiatives to help students succeed.

Purpose and Goals

Patricia Morales, Vice Provost, Enrollment Management, compares Enrollment Management to an impressionist painting: “A lot of colors interacting, but as you step back it comes into focus.” 

The purpose of our office is to help students succeed by providing the best possible experience. In seeing both the micro and macro picture, we are able to be adaptive, nimble, and relevant—helping students and creating a stronger university. We see how each office is impacted by enrollment and are in a position to advance their goals. With our insights, they can explore new ideas and conduct further research—all to understand the needs of students and create an optimal experience.

In addition to gathering and analyzing data, we recognize that we are impacted by our student population. Our students help us learn and grow, just as we help them. As a minority-thriving institution, our diverse campus makes us better, makes us richer, challenges us, and allows us to become more curious. 

Working together with colleagues across the university, we are positioned to create a future-ready campus that produces future-ready students.

Seeing Into the Future

Discover how enrollment management is in a unique position to see into the future.

  • UCI Podcast

    Patty Morales breaks down just how her division helps to position UCI as a future-ready campus that produces future-ready students. She shares her thoughts in an interview.

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The Office of Enrollment Management is a key collaborative partner and driver of University-wide initiatives and progress.

  • Navigating Barriers to Student Success

    In this episode of the Anteater Insider podcast, the vice provost for enrollment management, Patty Morales, and the director of undergraduate advising for the School of Social Ecology, Danielle Primavera, discuss how they collaborate on lifting the student experience to meet students where they are in their academic journey.

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  • Supporting Student Progress Through Analytics

    Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Patty Morales and fourth-year education sciences student Ella Lee discuss the barriers UCI students face along the way to graduation and how the university is working to address those barriers through analytics and data partnerships to support student progress.

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  • Understanding the simplified FAFSA

    In this episode of the UCI Podcast, director of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Becki Sanchez, and senior associate director of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Crystal Madaule, explain the changes found in the simplified Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Listen to our podcast or read the transcript to learn more.

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