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Records of Enrollment Management, Student Affairs & Student Success

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-008

Scope and Contents

The records of Enrollment Management, Student Affairs & Student Success span the years of 1877-2020 with the bulk from 1969-1978 and 2016-2019. Materials include correspondence, statistics, reports, budgets, meeting minutes, newsletters, etc. The collection is divided into two series: Series 1 (Enrollment Management) and Series 2 (Elnetta G. Jones University Center for Student Success). Series 1 contains 5 sub-series: Sub-Series 1 (Administration), Sub-Series 2 (General Business), Sub-Series 3 (Financial Aid), Sub-Series 4 (Admissions), and Sub-Series 5 (Registrar). Series 2 contains 5 sub-series: Sub-Series 1 (Administration), Sub-Series 2 (Academic Engagement and Exploratory Studies), Sub-Series 3 (Learning Center), Sub-Series 4 (Office of Accessibility Resources), and Sub-Series 5 (First-Year Experience).

Some documents in this record group were produced by administrators but are in other subject-related folders to preserve original order. Many sub-series in Series 1 and Series 2 are very small but were created based on growth expectations. This collection could be reorganized at a later time to better reflect the university organizational chart as additional records are donated to the archive.


  • 1925-2021, bulk 1955-1985

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Shippensburg University Archives & Special Collections. Contact the archivist for more information.

Biographical / Historical

Enrollment Management, Student Affairs & Student Success became a division sometime between 2017-2019. The major entities of this division are Enrollment Management and Student Success. It also includes the departments of Financial Aid, Registrar, Admissions, Exploratory Studies, Learning Center, Office of Accessibility Resources, and First-Year Experience. In 2020, Enrollment Management and Student Success were separated, and Enrollment Management fell under the Chief Strategy Officer under the Provost while Student Success was back under the direct authority of the Provost. Prior to that change, the Dean of Enrollment Management reported to the Vice President for Academic Affairs since 1977. By 2021, The Chief Strategy Officer branch became its own division and was renamed Strategy and Student Success. Both units of Enrollment Management and Student Success were placed under the direction of this new division.

When Enrollment Management was under Enrollment Services within the division of the Provost, the Prep Program and Act 101 fell under the School of Academic Programs and Services. These two were combined under the division of Enrollment Management, Student Affairs & Student Success sometime between 2010-2016. The School of Academic Programs & Services remained the same through 2016. Some of the movement of these departments is difficult to follow as departments were added, names changed, and divisions changed frequently between 2016-2021.

The Act 101 and Prep Program are part of the broader Academic Success Program (ASP). They were designed to give at-risk students an opportunity to prepare for higher learning. Members of ASP participate in a summer course for several weeks working on reading and writing skills with assistance navigating other parts of education such as admissions, financial aid, and housing. Members of the program are supported with skills development to better prepare them for academic success.

Act 101 started as a department within Academic Affairs. Dr. Elnetta Jones was instrumental in developing this program and is responsible for its continued success. Dr. Jones started working in Academic Services in 1972. The School of Academic Programs & Services was renamed the Elnetta G. Jones School of Academic Programs & Services on September 9, 2016 as an honor to her contributions and dedication to disadvantaged students. She retired in 1999 as Dean of Special Academic Programs, but her influence continues at Shippensburg University through the many programs that she developed to provide additional support and encouragement for at-risk students to ensure their academic success.

The Prep Program was implemented in 1970 and was incorporated into the Act 101 Program. Lawrence Bradshaw was a key component of the success of the Prep Program. He was originally hired by Dr. Gilmore Seavers to recruit students of color and became the influence and authority of the Prep Program. Bradshaw identified the importance of hiring black faculty to teach minority students, and he also concerned himself with the success and retention of those he recruited. The pre-college program was designed to prepare disadvantaged students for collegiate success.


3.82 Linear Feet (15 archives boxes)

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Custodial History

This record group was received by Archives & Special Collections as a records transfer.


Further accruals are expected.
Records of Enrollment Management, Student Affairs & Student Success
Record Group 8
Melanie Reed
April 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Shippensburg University Archives & Special Collections Repository

Ezra Lehman Memorial Library room 207
Shippensburg University of PA
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257
717-477-1123 x3357