How Lyon College Increased Enrollment by 19% for Fall 2023

Watch anytime, anywhere. 

View our recorded webinar discussion with Lyon College to explore how Ardeo’s yield tool helped them hit a record-breaking class for Fall 2023. 

During the webinar, Tommy Newton, Lyon’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, discussed their enrollment strategies and how they use Ardeo’s Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) to differentiate their school from others in the market. 

Lyon College offers all incoming freshmen and eligible transfer students their customized LRAP – the Lyon Pledge – which is a student loan safety net that helps graduates repay their student and parent loans if their income is modest. 

Why watch the webinar?

  • Hear directly from Lyon’s chief enrollment officer, Tommy Newton, about how the program has made a difference in the lives of their students.
  • Learn how LRAPs can help you change enrollment decisions from “no” to “yes” by removing the fear of student loan debt.
  • Get the opportunity to explore different enrollment strategies and ask questions!

Complete the form to watch now


Tommy Newton serves as the Vice President for Enrollment Management at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. He first began working at Lyon College in 2018 as Director of Affinity Mentoring and then as Dean of Admissions. He has more than 25 years of experience at public and private universities. 

Tommy Newton
Vice President for 

Enrollment Management 

Lyon College 

Working in higher education for the majority of her career, Darian has a passion for helping students realize their academic goals. As a proud graduate of Gettysburg College, she quickly discovered the world of opportunity available to those with a college degree and felt compelled to guide future students along their paths of success. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Human Services from Chestnut Hill College where, prior to joining Ardeo, she most recently served as the Director of Transfer Admissions, working primarily with first generation and nontraditional students. Darian previously served as a Member of the Board of The Transfer Admissions Advising Committee, Vice President of The Philadelphia Association of Catholic Colleges as well as an Officer of Diversity and Inclusion at Chestnut Hill College. 

Darian Leader

Client Service

Ardeo Education Solutions

Copyright © 2023. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy.