Challenge

Warner University, founded in 1968 as Warner Southern College, called on Prolific to help expand the reach and impact of the young school. Located strategically between Orlando and Tampa, Warner sought to drive on-campus enrollment, expand its online education programs and move from a college to a university. Prolific engaged President Greg Hall with bold ideas and compelling strategies to drive enrollment revenue, boost the endowment, reposition the school’s brand and drive affinity from the alumni base.

Solution

Prolific guided Warner University through a Strategic Growth Plan, focused on comprehensively driving enrollment growth. This 5-year plan included strategies around starting new academic programs such as agriculture, breaking ground on new academic buildings and student housing dorms, identifying data insights on its online education audience, and even starting a football program. The results for Warner were profound.

  • Warner University saw its highest recorded traditional enrollment class in the institution’ s history- a 16% increase from the previous year during an already steady season of growth.
  • The University also saw an increase of over 12% in graduate program enrollment.
  • This enrollment growth occurred before the implementation of Prolific’s recommendation for the school to start a football program, which served as yet another major enrollment boost for the male population of the campus.

Testimonial

“During my 25 years as president of Warner University we were honored to be joined by any number of true partners who assisted the school in fostering growth and expanding influence. One partnership in particular that created an uncommon understanding of the ethos of our school and forged a profound transformative effect were the collegeaues leading Prolific. The main reason a partnership is transformative is it produces results way beyond expectations. A partner like this discovers what otherwise goes unnoticed. I thought we were engaging the services of a highly successful consulting firm. We did in fact get that expertise; but so much more along the way. They took a good institution with wonderful people and made us believe in what we did in an uncommon way. This is what a transformative partner, seeking to bring your soul to life, can do.”

Gregory V. Hall, EdD, President Emeritus, Warner University