Dr. Garrison Visits School of Business Faculty and Staff

UAB President Carol Garrison visited the School of Business last month to update faculty and staff on key initiatives within the University.

Speaking for 45 minutes, Dr. Garrison discussed the University’s plans to increase student enrollment through strategic recruiting and retention efforts.  For the third consecutive year, UAB has reached record enrollment.  The University had a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 17,575 students in Fall 2011.

Total undergraduate enrollment is up to 11,128, from 11,028 in 2010, while freshman enrollment increased 3 percent compared to 2010. More than 10 percent of UAB’s new freshmen class of 1,605 students comes from states other than Alabama.

The average ACT score also increased to 24.4 from 24.3 this past year, Dr. Garrison said.

“To achieve three years of record enrollment is really a testament to the quality and commitment of our faculty and staff who attract increasingly talented students, and to the reputation our students create for themselves through their great academic accomplishments,” she said.

Dr. Garrison also outlined plans to renovate and increase the size of the Hill University Center, and updated the faculty and staff on the Provost search.