Phil Ollenberg is a recognized thought leader in higher education with 15 years’ experience in strategic enrollment, student services, and registrar’s office administration. Phil has travelled across Canada, the US, and Asia for different universities and colleges, presenting to audiences of up to 1,000. In addition to his professional work, Phil is a doctoral student in education management at Taft University.
He is a frequently sought-after expert on college and university affairs, consulted on articles, TV, and radio content for AOL News, MarketScale TV, Newsbreak, Yahoo! Finance, CTV, and others. He is a regular contributor and rotating moderator to the weekly #EMchat Enrollment Management group on Twitter.
Phil Ollenberg is an assistant registrar at Bow Valley College, Calgary Alberta Canada region’s only community college. He graduated from the University of Regina with a bachelor of fine arts degree and master of arts degree. He is currently completing his Doctor of Education (Leadership and Management Major) at William Howard Taft University, with a thesis focused on the impact of institutional leadership behaviors on student retention, success, and satisfaction.
Here are recent media appearances featuring Phil Ollenberg:
- Industry expert on college admissions in: J. Thomas: ‘The Ultimate Guide For Crafting College Admission Essay.’ Help in Homework : 3 Mar 2022. URL: helpinhomework.org/blog/the-ultimate-guide-for-crafting-college-admission-essay-2022
- Subject matter expert on college admissions in: R. Sokol: ‘Twelve Ways To Boost Your Portfolio in High School.’ TeenLife Guide to Performing & Visual Arts Colleges: 21 Sep 2021 (Guidebook).
- Thought leader on evolution of online education in: ‘What Is Next for Online Learning in Higher Education?’ Class.com: 9 Sep 2021. URL: www.class.com/blog/what-is-next-for-online-learning-in-higher-education/
- Subject matter expert on higher ed pathways in: G. Olya: ‘How a Non-Traditional Education Pathway Can Set You Up for Career Success.’ AOL News: 10 Aug 2021. URL: www.aol.com/non-traditional-education-pathway-set-110038125.html
- Subject matter expert on history of tuition in US higher ed in: A. Lisa: ‘Why Is College Tuition in the US So Expensive?.’ Newsbreak: 9 Aug 2021. URL: www.newsbreak.com/news/2336328508803/why-is-college-tuition-in-the-us-so-expensive
- Thought leader on higher ed mobility/completion in: A. Lisa: ‘Don’t Disregard Community College — Here’s How It Can Set You Up for a Better Financial Future.’ Yahoo! Finance: 9 Aug 2021. URL: ca.news.yahoo.com/don-t-disregard-community-college-110026611.html
- Subject matter expert on post-secondary approach to COVID safety in: K. De Deyn Kirk: ‘The New Look of Learning.’ Military Families Magazine: 1 Jul 2021 (magazine).
- Subject matter expert on impact of COVID-19 to 2021’s graduating class in: E. Thompson: ‘What Makes 2021 Graduates Unique (And How It Will Help You Get a Job).’ TheBestSchools: 3 May 2021. URL: thebestschools.org/magazine/what-makes-class-of-2021-stand-out/
- Thought leader on contribution of colleges to their regions in: E. Hoenigman Meyer: ‘Community College Saved Me: Honoring Community College Awareness Month.’ HigherEdJobs: 28 Apr 2021. URL: www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=2681
- Subject matter expert on creating quality service in higher education in: L. Melnichenko: ‘Customer Service in Higher Education: Why is It Important and How to Improve It.’ HelpCrunch: 20 Apr 2021. URL: helpcrunch.com/blog/customer-service-in-higher-education/
- Thought leader on employer financing of higher education in: D. Litwin: ‘How Chipotle’s New Degree Program Is Shaping Higher Education.’ MarketScaleTV: 19 Apr 2021. URL: marketscale.com/industries/food-and-beverage/how-chipotles-new-degree-program-is-shaping-higher-education/
- Spokesperson for Bow Valley College on tuition policies in: I. Sidhu: ‘Calgary college student out $7K, urges others to read fine print for tuition refund policies.’ CTV Calgary: 16 Nov 2020. URL: calgary.ctvnews.ca/calgary-college-student-out-7k-urges-others-to-read-fine-print-for-tuition-refund-policies-
- Spokesperson for Bow Valley College on industry demand in: ‘Calgary college launches new program in response to a changing workforce.’ DX Journal: 3 Apr 2019. URL: dxjournal.co/2019/04/calgary-college-launches-new-program-in-response-to-a-changing-workforce/
- Spokesperson for Queen City Pride on festival in: ‘CTV News at Noon.’ CTV Regina: 16 Jun 2015 (TV).
- Subject matter expert on LGBTQ+ history in Regina in: P. Kreutzwieser : ’26th pride festival kicks off in Regina.’ Regina Leader-Post: 16 Jun 2015. URL: leaderpost.com/news/local-news/26th-pride-festival-kicks-off-in-regina-video
- Spokesperson for Queen City Pride on festival in: ‘Global Morning News.’ Global Regina: 15 Jun 2015 (TV).
- Spokesperson for Queen City Pride on LGBTQ+ culture in: ‘Global Morning News.’ Global Regina: 15 Jun 2015. URL: globalnews.ca/news/2055379/regina-flag-raising-kicks-off-queen-city-pride/
- Spokesperson for Queen City Pride on festival: Morning/afternoon spots. CKRM Country 620: 11 Jun 2015 (Radio).
- Spokesperson for Queen City Pride on festival: Morning/afternoon spots. Wolf 104.9: 10 Jun 2015 (Radio).
- Spokesperson for Queen City Pride on festival: Morning/afternoon spots. My 92.1: 10 Jun 2015 (Radio).
- Spokesperson for Queen City Pride on festival: Pride supplement. Prairie Dog: 8 Jun 2015 (Newspaper).