DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Mary Ann Romans

Mary Ann creates, defines, and executes the content marketing strategy at Gray, collaborating with the entire team to support our higher education partners through effective communication and provision of critical industry information.

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Mary Ann Romans

How to Find Academic Opportunity with Emerging Programs

Every year, Gray features five new and emerging academic programs with high potential in our 5 Emerging Programs webinar. Get ready for our upcoming webinar with the following blog and find out why your institution should start the new year by thinking outside of the box and considering all of the possibilities!

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Mary Ann Romans

Associate Enrollment is Declining, But Not Everywhere…

Declining enrollment is an issue facing community colleges across the country. According to data provided by the National Student Clearinghouse, total enrollment in associate programs fell 10% year-over-year. We took a closer look at the enrollment data, both geographically and programmatically, and it turns out, it’s not all bad news.

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Mary Ann Romans

Is Your Academic Program Portfolio Missing Economic Analysis?

Having internal and external data is critical when evaluating your academic programs. If your institution looks at external market data for your academic programs, you are halfway there. But to complete a sound program evaluation, you also need to look inward at program economics and academic outcomes.

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Mary Ann Romans

Fall Back Careers for Humanities Majors

Humanities majors continue to take a bit of a beating in the press. Nevertheless, we decided to delve deeper into what humanities majors do after they graduate from college. What we found was a little surprising.

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Mary Ann Romans

The Multiple Dimensions of Program Evaluation

When planning your academic program portfolio, labor data is indeed important, but your market data should not only include labor market demand. A successful academic program evaluation is not based on one dimension of data. The fallacy of that has gotten many a school into trouble.

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Mary Ann Romans

How Higher Education Institutions Are Using Creative AI

We’ve seen an explosion of AI-related courses and programs across higher education, mainly within engineering and computer science departments, but AI isn’t just for “left-brainers.” Artists, musicians, and other “right-brain” aficionados are using AI to enhance the creative process and even generate new creative works. While creative AI still has a long way to go, it’s clear that AI technology will have to be considered in the workforce and in educating students.

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Mary Ann Romans

Supply Chain Programs: Employer Demand Growth Continues

In 2020, the pandemic had ravaging effects on supply chains. In the beginning of 2022, it looked like things were turning around – that is, until April, when strains mounted again. We took a look at our Job Postings database, and the data regarding employment opportunities shows a few interesting developments. It might even raise a few questions for you.