Peter Medlin Peter joins WNIJ as a graduate of North Central College. He is a native of Sandwich, Illinois. Enrollment Exodus: Equity And The Effort To Retain Illinois Students By Peter Medlin • Sep 23, 2019 What happens when universities see enrollment plunge year after year? For many Illinois schools, they focus on how to hold on to the students already walking their halls. Students often leave between their first and second year.