Dr. Anne Prisco was selected as Felician College’s fifth president and began her tenure on July 1, 2012. Dr. Prisco, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native, brings to Felician more than 30 years of experience in higher education, where she served in a number of roles, including administrator, faculty member, consultant and policy researcher.
“I am honored and humbled to be entrusted with the future of an institution with such a rich legacy of success,” said Dr. Prisco. “I am passionate about the importance of higher education, and am committed to supporting educational access and opportunity.”
Before coming to Felician, Dr. Prisco served as vice president for enrollment management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and also taught in the School of Education’s doctoral program and the department of economics.
Previously, she was vice provost at Hunter College of the City University of New York, with responsibility for areas that supported faculty and students. She also worked with CUNY’s Lehman College, Pace University, St Francis College, and Fordham University.
Dr. Prisco earned her bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science at the University of Arizona, graduating summa cum laude and garnering the Outstanding Senior of the College of Agriculture award. She earned an M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University and her Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program in economics and education from Columbia University.
She recently attended the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, and has presented at numerous conferences and held several faculty appointments, including St. John’s University where she taught courses in economics and management. Her interest in international education is reflected in her research policy work with New York University’s Alliance for International Higher Education Policy Studies and her dissertation research that examined wage rates, educational access and socioeconomic disparities in Italy. Dr. Prisco is the first lay president in Felician College’s 70-year history.