March 15, 2019
On March 12, prosecutors from the Department of Justice charged 50 people with crimes ranging from fraud to racketeering as part of a larger conspiracy to cheat and bribe their children into elite colleges across the country.
According to an article in the New York Times, the massive investigation involved over 200 Department of Justice agents in 6 states. Many of the defendants are celebrities who are accused of plotting to buy college admissions for undeserving students.
Admissions staff in higher education can expect a wave of concerns and questions from parents and current and prospective students. Becky Morehouse, Senior Vice President for Client Services at Stamats, has been working with college and university admissions offices for more than 25 years.
Becky says having a crisis communication plan is crucial for college and university admissions teams to answer these questions and instill trust in their institutions. She shares strategic recommendations for admissions teams in this week’s Higher Ed Voices podcast.