3,000 Videos for 3,000 Students
Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed
Over the course of 200 hours, West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler completed 3,000 personalized videos—each 16 seconds to 19 seconds long—for admitted students at his institution in Canyon, Texas.
Wendler's effort might sound impossible, unnecessary, or just plain tedious to many college presidents. But to Wendler, it's an opportunity to provide a human connection for students who may not have had a chance to visit campus during the pandemic or meet anyone at the university. And for some students, a personal connection could be the difference between enrolling at West Texas A&M or walking away.