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Upcoming Conference

2024 Summit – Graduate Enrollment Management Summit

Start Date

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

End Date

Saturday, April 27, 2024


The Galt House, Louisville, KY



Join us Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27.
Join us for three days of education with friends and colleagues along with our vendor exhibitors and sponsors in the only professional association dedicated to graduate enrollment management.

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Raymona H. Lawrence, DrPH, MPH, CDE®


Dr. Raymona H. Lawrence is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Raymona H Lawrence Coaching, LLC where she is a speaker, coach, consultant, and Software as a Service (SAAS) Agency owner. Her life's work and heartfelt mission is to challenge broken systems that keep people from reaching their highest potential. Therefore, she has developed the iEngageU platform-an ALL inclusive set of business systems that aims to bridge the wealth gap experienced by women and minority business owners. Dr. Lawrence also delivers engaging and thought-provoking speeches and training to thousands of individuals across the United States and Globally. She has facilitated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training and consulted within companies such as Arbonne International, Rodan & Fields, Forma Therapeutics, and Novo Nordisk.

Dr. Lawrence is highly intrigued by the breadth and depth of human difference and is passionate about helping individuals and organizations develop curated strategies to connect to diverse communities, customers, and team members. Dr. Lawrence has a doctorate in public health (DrPH), extensive training in community engagement, health disparities, and health inequities, has a Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University’s eCornell, is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory®, has a certificate in the Intercultural Conflict Inventory®, and holds the Certified Diversity Executive® Credential.

Dr. Lawrence was recently promoted to the rank of Full Professor of Health Policy & Community Health in the Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. Her main research focus is community engagement in rural, hard to reach populations-especially those with Sickle Cell Disease. Dr. Lawrence has been an investigator on numerous rural health and sickle cell disease-related grants. She is currently a dual principal investigator with Dr. Ify Osunkwo (now Payal Desai) on a $9.7 million Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant entitled, Comparative effectiveness of peer mentoring versus structured education based transition programming for the management of care transitions in emerging adults with sickle cell disease . Dr. Lawrence is an award winning coach for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. She also serves as the Director of Research for the Sickle Cell Community Consortium and as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association.





Jay Miller

Dr. Jay Miller

Justin “Jay” Miller was appointed Dean and Dorothy A. Miller Research Professor in Social Work Education in July 2019. At the time of his appointment, Dean Miller was the youngest dean in the country. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University, Master of Social Work from Spalding University, and PhD from the University of Louisville.

Dean Miller is dedicated to a host of social issues and community outreach, a passion which he brings to his work as an educator and scholar. His research and academic interests focus on child welfare and youth involvement in juvenile systems. His work has shaped practice with foster youth and has informed a myriad of policies and practices related to participatory engagement with youth and families. Dean Miller has practiced in a variety of different contexts at local, state, and federal levels.


In addition to child welfare, Dean Miller is actively leading research related to self-care and wellness. In 2017, he founded The Self-Care Lab (SCL). SCL is the first known lab specifically dedicated to empirically investigating self-care among helping professionals. Dean Miller has conducted groundbreaking research on broad ranging self-care and wellness research with social workers, educators, nurses, law enforcement, teachers, and attorneys, among others. Through this work, Dean Miller demonstrates his commitment to address potentially toxic employment conditions.


Dean Miller is actively involved in a variety of community service endeavors and has served as the co-founder/past president of the Louisville Association of Social Workers, founder of the Jefferson County Foster Care Peer Support Program and the Kentucky Chapter of the Foster Care Alumni of America. Dean Miller has also led Kentucky’s Children Justice Act Taskforce, Citizen’s Review Panel, and Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. In 2016, Dean Miller was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice by OJJDP Administrator Robert Listenbee. This committee was tasked with reviewing mandates associated with juvenile justice and making systems improvement recommendations to the United States Congress and President. Currently, Dean Miller serves as the Chairperson for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, a post to which he was appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, and President of the Board at St. Joseph’s Children Orphanage.


The impact of Dean Miller’s work has been recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dean Miller is a past recipient of the Paul Grannis Award, Kentucky’s highest public child welfare practitioner honor. In addition, he has received the Sunny Andrews Award for Outstanding Commitment to Regulatory Board Service from the Association of Social Work Boards, the Supporting the Workforce Award from the Children’s Bureau, and is a 2014 inductee into the College of Health and Human Services Hall of Fame at Western Kentucky University, among other awards and recognitions.


Dean Miller has authored numerous juried papers, reports, and briefs. Notably, Dean Miller co-authored Activating a Teaching-Learning Philosophy: A Practical Guide for Educators (CSWE Press) and co-edited The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals (White Hat).


Last, but certainly not least, Dean Miller is a loud, proud foster and kinship alum!

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Jeremiah Nelson, PH.D.

Dr. Jeremiah Nelson is Assistant Professor of Management at Catawba College’s Ketner School of Business where he serves as Program Director of the Ketner MBA and Bachelor of Business Administration programs. With more than 25 years of higher education experience, Jeremiah has had the opportunity to work in a wide range of leadership roles in Graduate Enrollment Management, including strategic recruitment, admissions, retention, career and professional development, diversity and inclusion, career and professional development, and student services. He has more than 20 years of experience teaching online, in-person, and hybrid undergraduate and graduate courses in HR, entrepreneurship, and strategic management.

Jeremiah holds a BS and MS from Central Connecticut State University and an MS in Human Resources from Western Carolina University. He earned his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at North Carolina A&T State University where he researched the intersection of human resources and innovation leadership. Jeremiah has just concluded ten years of service as a national board member of NAGAP and is co-chair of the USASBE Special Interest Group for Online Entrepreneurship Education. His love language is chocolate chip cookies, he’s running half marathons in all 50 states, and he has an unreasonable obsession with dachshunds.

Register Here


Registration Type & Package
Early Bird Deadline
Extended to February 14
Through April 23
Beginning April 24
Member $645 $725 $825
Non-Member $925 $1,045 $1,145
Single Day Member $400 $400 $400
Single Day Non-Member $545 $545 $545


Exhibit booths for the 2024 GEM Summit are now SOLD OUT. If you still wish to sponsor the event, details can be found here and you may contact us at

Thank you to our Current Sponsors

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Silver Sponsor
EAB (Wi-fi for Exhibit Hall)

Bronze Sponsors

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ZAP Technologies (Name Badge/Lanyards)


Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Price: NAGAP Members $275/Non-Members $295

Elevate Your GEM Recruitment and Marketing Using AI
Presenter(s): Ardis Kadiu, Founder & CEO of Element451 and Shane Baglini, Senior Director of Marketing & Recruitment at Muhlenberg College

Overview: Dive into the fascinating universe of creating your own chatbots and analyzing information in ways tailored to the world of higher education. While there are plenty of tools out there, we're going to focus on how you can use prompt engineering and ChatGPT to attract and engage graduate students. Here's what you'll get from our session:

Crafting Conversations: Discover how to write questions and prompts that get you exactly the kind of responses you need, making your recruitment and engagement efforts more direct and impactful.
Simplifying Data: Learn to make sense of and use data in smart ways to shape your marketing strategies and make more informed decisions when it comes to enrolling students.
Building Your Own AI: Get hands-on experience in creating AI tools that are customized for the specific needs of marketing and recruiting graduate students. See how these tailored solutions can streamline your tasks and open up new possibilities.

Ready-to-Use AI Tools: You’ll also gain access to more than 10 AI tools we’ve created specifically for higher education. These are ready for you to use right away and will help spark ideas for your own AI projects.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning more about AI and prompt engineering, regardless of your experience with AI. We recommend bringing a laptop to follow along more easily. It's also a good idea to sign up for ChatGPT’s Plus plan before the workshop, to make the most out of the session.

Join us to see how AI can elevate your graduate program's recruitment and marketing efforts in easy-to-understand ways!


The Galt House Hotel will be hosting the 2024 GEM Summit. The Galt House offers stunning views of the Ohio River and the city of Louisville.

Galt House Hotel
140 N. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Our hotel block at The Galt House Hotel is sold out. 


The charity selected for our service project this year is, Family Scholar House. Family Scholar House’s mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform the community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. The single parent families they serve have experienced poverty, unstable housing, and most often, domestic violence. Helping the parent scholars earn a degree or credential is at the heart of what they do. It's a pathway to ending generational poverty.

For more information you can watch this short video.


One of our strategic partners is hosting an additional event in tandem with the 2024 GEM Summit. For additional details, please click here.