Hossler holds the rank of Distinguished Provost Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He has also served in several leadership roles including the vice chancellor for student enrollment services on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. He is the founding executive director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Hossler’s areas of specialization include college choice, student persistence, student financial aid policy, and enrollment management.
Hossler has authored or co‐authored 23 books and scholarly reports, more than 100 articles and book chapters. His research program has attracted support from such organizations as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, Spencer Foundation, and the College Board. He has consulted with more than 50 colleges, universities, and educational organizations including the College Board, Educational Testing Services, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the State of Maryland, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He has lived in Russia and has conducted research in postsecondary education there.
Hossler has received career achievement awards from the American College Personnel Association, the Association for Institutional Research, the College Board, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. In 2015 he was named a Provost Professor and received the Sonneborn Award for Outstanding Research and Teaching from Indiana University Bloomington. This is the highest award the Bloomington campus awards to its faculty members for a distinguished career of research and teaching.
Robyn Palmersheim has been working in higher education administration for more than 18 years. She has held a variety of roles in admissions, marketing, and operations. Most recently, she served as the vice president of enrollment services for TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges, where she worked for five years. Prior to that, Palmersheim held senior management positions with Kaplan Higher Education Corporation and American Intercontinental University. She is well regarded in the admissions field for her vast knowledge of recruitment practices and innovative solutions. She helps clients build both the enrollment management and retention functions through a collaborative approach that drives results.