Business School Seeks Diversified Enrollment
Chapin Announces Hinterlands Recruitment, Interview Plan Stressing South, Southwest
The Business School has stepped up its interviewing and recruitment program "three or four-fold" in an effort to gain greater geographical selection for its student body, Assistant Dean Richard Chapin said yesterday.
Chapin denied rumors that the stepped up drive was necessitated by the alledgedly inferior quality of this year's first year class. He said, "We are merely trying to get a greater percentage of students from certain parts of the country, particularly the South and South, west."
"Of course, the ultimate object is to improve the quality of our classes, but the program does not imply that the present classes are inferior," Chapin continued. "We just want to tell more prospective students about the School."
The intensified program has taken the form of more personal interviews and more speeches at other American colleges by Business School deans and faculty members. Three or four times as many visits are being made this year as in previous ones.
The main emphasis of the drive has been on the Business School's regional scholarship plan, which is designed to induce qualified men from all over the nation to apply to the school regardless of financial condition.
Another aim of the campaign is to keep graduate school possibilities upper-most in the minds of men who may have to enter the armed forces immediately after graduation from college.