For Immediate Release
Georgian Court University Welcomes New Vice President of Enrollment
Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 18, 2007—On October 2, Dennis M. Kelly joined Georgian Court University as the new vice president for enrollment. An education professional with nearly 30 years experience, he was recognized in 2006 as one of the top five enrollment managers in the country by Noel-Levitz, the nation’s leading higher education consulting firm.
“I love what I do, and I love what GCU does. My goal is to bring my successes here,” he says.
Mr. Kelly, a resident of Bath, Pennsylvania, is referring to his successful and award-winning university enrollment management plans.
“There are 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States. For me and my staff to be recognized as having state-of-the-art programs that impact enrollment was great. I hope to do that here at Georgian Court,” he adds.
According to Mr. Kelly, the position of vice president of enrollment originated in the concept of admissions, but has since grown to include much more. He said that as higher education became more competitive, institutions needed to look at financial aid, recruitment, retention, marketing, technology, and the entire campus culture to remain most competitive.
“While new students come in,” he explains, “I strive to maintain high levels of satisfaction among current students. I am charged with writing an enrollment plan for the next five years, and I am very optimistic.”
Mr. Kelly comes to Georgian Court from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he served as associate vice president for enrollment management and achieved 12.6 percent enrollment growth over a four-year period. He has also served in senior administrative positions at Churchman Business School, Easton, Pennsylvania; Berkeley College, West Paterson, New Jersey; Centenary College, Hackettstown, New Jersey; Dover Business College, Dover, New Jersey, Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey; and Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey.
He holds a B.A. in Communications/Media and an M.B.A. in Marketing Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a member of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Associations for College Admission Counseling (PACAC and NJACAC).
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.
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