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2023 RNL Premier Client Summit

Monday, July 24, 2023 | Gaylord Opryland Resort



The RNL Premier Client Symposium provides a forum for RNL’s most valued institutional partners to have a dialogue with colleagues on the key drivers of an institution’s financial sustainability: enrollment growth, student retention, and fundraising.

During this focused, day-long event, leadership from RNL’s client institutions will:

  • Explore effective practices that college and university leaders are leveraging to address this challenging environment
  • Network with senior campus leaders and industry thought leaders
  • Identify tangible opportunities for immediate action on your campus
  • Discover additional insights to further inform your strategies


There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required. When you register for the summit, you will automatically be registered for RNLNC (July 25-27).

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Location Details

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Get your RNLNC discounted hotel room

Rate $255 (inclusive of resort fee). Cut-off date: July 3 but may sell out sooner

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Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a one-night room and tax penalty charge.


All times below are Central Time (CT). Please note that this schedule is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Monday, July 24

8:30 – 9:00 AM 
Registration Check-In

9:00 – 9:45 AM 
Welcome, Introductions, and Celebrating YOU!

RNL Facilitator: Dawn Hiles, Chief Business Development Officer

9:45 – 11:45 AM 
Developing an Agile and Strategic Plan and Culture Panel

RNL Facilitators: Dr. Lew Sanborne, Dr. Eric Groves, Greta Daniels, and Todd Abbot
The need for strategic planning to create a data-informed campus culture is a must to succeed in today’s
volatile environment. Learn how a continued strategic planning process can help you bring the campus
together to optimize enrollment, meet revenue goals, and advance individual department goals.
Roundtable discussion on KPIs, data utilized, and data needed by your campus will
begin at 10:45 a.m., with read out beginning at 11:15 a.m.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM 
Hosted Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 PM 
Bridging the Gap Between Enrollment and Fundraising

RNL Facilitator: Michael Ritter and Sarah Myksin
On campus today, enrollment and advancement teams share many of the same goals, objectives,
strategies, challenges, and needs. Both serve as lead brand ambassadors, community builders,
marketers, event planners, communicators and most importantly revenue drivers. They both shape the
full engagement lifecycle from prospective student to graduate/alumni.
Despite having so much in common, enrollment and advancement leaders rarely collaborate. They often
do not share tools, tech, or resources, nor do they leverage the power “across the hall” to help with
achieving collective goals. Join us for this innovative session that looks at how breaking down historic
siloes can reduce redundancy, increase efficiency and ROI, and open opportunities for greater success in
both areas.
Roundtable discussion begins at 2 p.m. with read out beginning at 2:30 p.m.

3:15 – 4:15 PM  
Executive Panel: Tying Everything Together—Recruitment, Retention, and Donor Engagement

RNL Facilitators: Andrea Gilbert, Michael Ritter, Sarah Myksin

4:15 – 5:00 PM
Wrap-Up and Adjournment

6:00 PM
Nashville Dinner Experience