A Conference for Higher Ed Marketers

Feb 17-19, 2020

The Kimpton Brice Hotel, Savannah, GA

Early bird ends December 31, 2019


Featuring an all-new format, Stamats 2020 is the total recruitment package: Attendees will learn best practices for recruiting traditional students, explore innovative strategies for recruiting non-traditional students, and discover how to connect with each of these audiences using the latest tools and research. Every session, every workshop, and every speaker is focused on one goal—your success.

The full conference is $750 with options to select attendance for one, two, or three days. Optional workshops available on day one.


Dr. Harold Lee Martin, Sr.

Chancellor of North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical
State University


Richie C. Hunter

Vice President, Strategic Communications
& External Relations
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


John McLoughlin, MPA

Senior Director of Enrollment
Concordia College-New York

Who Should Attend

Any higher ed professional who’s involved in the planning and implementation of marketing and programming directed at traditional (first-year freshmen, transfers) and non-traditional (undergraduate, graduate) students.

This Includes

  • Undergraduate/degree completion programs
  • Graduate programs
  • Continuing education programs
  • Certificate programs
  • Online/hybrid degree programs

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, February 17

Conference Day One

7:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. - Workshops, Keynote, and Sessions

7:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. - Registration and Workshops

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - 3 pre-conference workshops (3 hours each)

  • Workshop #1 – Admissions Training, Ryan Trout, Enrollment Pros
  • Workshop #2 – Developing a Powerful Brand, Beatrice Szalas, Stamats
  • Workshop #3 – What Thriving Institutions Look Like in 2020 and Beyond, Bob Sevier, Stamats

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Explore the Savannah food scene.

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. - Keynote and Sessions

Keynote: Dr. Harold Lee Martin Sr., Chancellor of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Afternoon sessions will kick off with Dr. Harold Martin, Sr. and include a variety of marketing, brand, and recruitment strategies. Presenters will share proven, goal-focused ideas for reaching and engaging prospective students. Many sessions will include marketing and recruitment strategies for reaching and engaging non-traditional students, both undergraduate and graduate.

Networking and dinner opportunities in the evening.

Tuesday, February 18

Conference Day Two

8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. - Keynote and Sessions

Coffee and light breakfast included

Keynote: Richie C. Hunter, Vice President, Strategic Communications and External Relations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Buffet lunch and presentation by Jason Jones, award winning photographer and filmmaker.

A full day of empowering information with two sessions to pick from each hour. Stamats’ strategists and thought leaders as well as higher education practitioners will examine digital best practices, website compliance, brand messaging, lead nurturing, and more—everything you need to know to build a more successful marketing and recruitment enterprise.

Networking and dinner opportunities in the evening.

Wednesday, February 19

Conference Day Three

8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. - Keynote and Sessions

Coffee and light breakfast included

Keynote: John McLoughlin, MPA, Senior Director of Enrollment at Concordia College-New York

A half-day of sessions devoted to solid proven marketing and recruitment strategies. Topics will cover best practices, innovative ideas, and real-world solutions that get results—all from higher ed professionals who are applying these strategies every day. Many sessions will include brand, marketing, and recruitment strategies for reaching traditional and transfer students.

Conference ends at Noon


Cody Watson

Associate Director of Marketing | William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business


Kelly Paul

Assistant Director of Marketing | UNC Greensboro Online


Peter Glanville

Marketing Automation Manager | Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business


Amy Luethmers

Chief Marketing Officer | University of Wisconsin-Stout


Darren White

Principal Consultant | D. White & Company


Mariah Obiedzinski

Director of Content Services | Stamats


Jason Jones

Lifestyle Photographer and Cinematographer


Hayley Wolf

Experienced Enrollment Management Professional | TargetX


Alicia Kornowa

Director of Admissions | Western Michigan University


Becky Morehouse

Senior Vice President | Stamats


Trista Wdziekonski

Director of Graduate Studies | University of Michigan-Dearborn


Patrick Stark

Director, Consulting & Market Research | Stamats


Tracey M. Duncan, Ed.S., Ph.D., LPC, ACS

Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Program Development and Associate Professor of Counselor Education


Beatrice Szalas

Vice President, Client Services | Stamats


Randy Burge

Vice President | Stamats


Jenny Carrick

Sr. Director of Communications & Marketing | Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis


Eric Sickler

Vice President for Client Services | The Thorburn Group


Sarah Clough

Vice President, Business Development | Stamats


Bill Thorburn

Executive Creative Director and CEO | The Thorburn Group


Joan Benson

Associate Vice President, Digital & Creative Strategy | Stamats


Robert A. Sevier Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Strategy | Stamats


Lisa Brosky

Vice Chancellor, External Relations, Pima Community College


Sandra Francher

Chief Innovation Officer


Ryan Trout

Found and CEO of Admissions Counselor Training


Lin Larson

Digital Strategist | Stamats


Terri Giltner

System Director of Marketing | Kentucky Community and Technical College System


Gil Rogers, MBA

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships | PlatformQ Education


Greg Carroll

Higher Ed Marketing Expert


Dave Olsen

Digital Services | WVU University Relations


Kelly O'Brien

Digital Strategist | Stamats


Andrew Rohlf

Digital Strategist | Stamats



Kimpton Brice Hotel | The Southern Belle of Hotels in Savannah GA

The Kimpton Brice Hotel is like any good Southern belle — beautiful and poised on the outside, a bit sassy and rebellious on the inside. Enjoy the boutique hotel’s urban resort vibe right in the center of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, filled with museums, churches, gardens, monuments, mansions and more. In fact, The Kimpton Brice Hotel is centrally located in the historic district, just a cobblestone’s throw away from the famed River Street and walking distance to City Market. No need to choose between storied and modern when you can get both at The Kimpton Brice Hotel.

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"Savannah's Coolest Hotel"

- Fodor's Travel 2018

"Best Hotels in the South, 2018"

- Southern Living


Directions from the Savannah Airport

  • When leaving the Savannah airport, head south on I-95 South.
  • Take I-95 South until you come to Exit 99 A/B (I-16).
  • Take I-16 East until it ends and merges with Montgomery Street.
  • Stay on Montgomery Street until you reach Bay Street.
  • Turn right on Bay Street and continue 10 blocks.
  • We are on the right at the corner of Bay and Houston Streets.

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The dining scene in Savannah is as varied as the cuisine. From Southern cuisine to more down-home establishments to upscale New American, you will have a virtual smorgasbord of dining and food options here. Check out just some of the many great places to eat in Savannah, Georgia!

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Things to See in Savannah

Walk or Ride to Nearby Attractions from The Kimpton Brice Hotel.

Emmet Park (1 block)
Savannah History Museum - 1.2 miles
Savannah Riverboat Cruises - 0.4 miles
Savannah Theatre - 0.7 miles

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