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'Behind the Blue': Preparing for Fall 2022 With UK Chief Enrollment Officer Christine Harper

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2021) — The University of Kentucky is once again accepting new Wildcats, this time for the Fall 2022 semester. As high school students and families prepare to embark upon the college journey, and transfer students consider becoming part of the Big Blue Nation, the decisions they face can become daunting at times. Deadlines, degree paths, even whether or not college is the right choice at all — the University of Kentucky Office of Enrollment Management serves to assist students in making many of these decisions that will shape their future.

Christine Harper serves as the associate vice president for Student Success and chief enrollment officer for the university. With over 20 years of higher education experience in areas of enrollment management and student affairs, Harper brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Enrollment Management team. Currently, Harper leads the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, New Student Orientation, First Year Experience and Parent and Family Association.

On this episode of “Behind the Blue,” Harper discusses her role at the university and shares the knowledge she has gained in that role to help students and their families have the best college search experience possible.

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