Entries by John Lawlor

Worth Repeating

No question, these are interesting times for all of higher education—and for most individuals, personally and professionally. And while several colleges and universities reached their enrollment goals and objectives by […]

March Madness

As we all know, it’s March Madness season for men’s and women’s basketball. Throw in other winter sports competition along with state high school tournaments and this time of year […]

Leadership Renewed

The month of February facilitates us thinking about those things that are strong emotional connections and definitely touch our hearts. And since it is a “presidential” month, too, February has […]

Pause to Prioritize

Happy Thanksgiving—or as Morning Brew recently noted in its Saturday edition, “Every year around this time, a certain Google search term spikes: Friendsgiving.” Oh, what a journey the past two […]

The Benefits of Curiosity

Curiosity still lingers among all of us. Definitely a continuing sign of the times for so many colleges and universities and yet, there are often moments of mental stagnation among […]

Resilience, Adaptation, and Change

The 2021 NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) National Conference occurs this week in Seattle, and the theme for this year’s conference is so relevant to everyone working for […]

The Heat Is On

As all of us are experiencing unusually hot, dry weather, it is also a subtle reminder of how important it is now for colleges and universities to genuinely assess the […]

Assessing the Conundrum

A year ago, the theme for the April 2020 issue of Lawlor Focus was “Make a Calculated Pivot.” As we reminded members of the higher education community then, “Everyone associated […]