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2022 RNL Report:
Engaging Students and Families to Ensure Access to College Planning Information

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Learn more about RNL’s latest research, the 2022 Prospective Family Engagement Report, in this recorded webinar with RNL's Raquel Bermejo and Ardeo's Drew Melendres.


RNL, CampusESP and Ardeo surveyed more than 6,400 parents and guardians of prospective college students to explore their preferences, expectations and experiences regarding their college search process. The report provides insights into how colleges and universities can engage prospective students and their families and improve equity in access to critical college planning information.


During the webinar, we discuss findings from the report, including:

  • Communication preferences for parents.
  • Financial expectations and challenges.
  • Campus visits and online education.
  • Travel for college.
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs).


Colleges and universities understand the importance of providing clear and thorough college planning information to their prospective students – but is that vital information really reaching families? 


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Dr. Raquel Bermejo analyzes existing search, inquiry, and conversion data in addition to conducting original research with college-seeking students and parents to understand trends and student behaviors. Her research informs and enhances the services the company provides. Dr. Bermejo received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in linguistics from the Universidad de Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain), where she graduated summa cum laude. She went on to receive a master’s degree in education from Ashland University (OH), a certificate in educational leadership from the University of South Florida, and a doctorate in education from Argosy University (FL). She taught Spanish (K-12) for 10 years, most recently at the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences, where she also served as foreign language chair and worked closely with administrators to develop, implement, and evaluate the school’s language curriculum. She received the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year award in 1998 for excellence in teaching and service to the community.

Raquel Bermejo, EdD
Associate Vice President,
Market Research 

Ruffalo Noel Levitz


Drew Melendres has served in administrative leadership roles both within universities and higher education businesses. Prior to coming to Ardeo, he served as the Sr. Vice President of Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and Athletics at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. Before St. Kate’s, he served as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Collegis Education where the company experienced significant partner and revenue growth. Mr. Melendres has built a successful career helping campuses strategically manage and grow their enrollment as a consultant with Noel-Levitz and as an enrollment management professional at medium and large public universities. He earned a BA from The University of Texas at Austin as well as an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.

Drew Melendres

Chief Client Service Officer

Ardeo Education Solutions

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