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Dr. Christine L. Persico: The Executive Director of Enrollment Management Returns Home

For Christine Persico, accepting the new position of Executive Director for Enrollment Management is something of a "coming home"---she is a TC graduate, who received her Ed.D in Higher Education in 1988.

"I'm delighted to be returning to TC ," Persico said. She added that, "I really enjoyed my time as a student. It was an enriching experience that provided me with an opportunity to use the theories I was learning to reflect on my practice as a professional."

As Executive Director for Enrollment Management, Persico will work closely with the academic departments, providing leadership and expertise in support of the College's enrollment management initiatives. She begins her new position on June 29.

"A primary focus of my work," Persico said, "will be to build partnerships and collaborations with the faculty. It will be very important for me to work closely with the faculty in designing enrollment strategies for each program."

As the five-year plans of the academic departments are implemented, Dr. Persico will have the primary responsibility for the development, implementation, and evaluation of enrollment plans and strategies, and the requisite enrollment management support services, that are designed to meet the College's goals with regard to attracting, recruiting, and retaining a diverse and highly able student body.

Persico brings a proven record of success in working collaboratively with academic departments, senior administrators, and support staff to manage enrollment, recruitment, and retention programs in complex academic environments.

Most recently, Dr. Persico has served as the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services at Brooklyn College, CUNY. In that capacity, Persico provided leadership and direction to a staff of more than 100 employees with a student population of almost 30,000 graduate, undergraduate, and non-credit students. At Brooklyn College, she also served as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and, prior to that, as the Executive Director of Adult and Community Education.

Earlier in her career, Persico had also worked at New York City Technical College in the Office of Academic Affairs as the Associate Coordinator for Research, Development, and Evaluation.

Persico received her B.A. from Queens College, CUNY, and her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work.

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