About Our President
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, facultymember, consultant and policy researcher.
“I am honored and humbled to be entrusted with the future of aninstitution with such a rich legacy of success,” said Dr. Prisco. “I ampassionate about the importance of higher education, and am committed tosupporting educational access and opportunity.”
Before coming to Felician, Dr. Prisco served as vice president forenrollment management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, andalso taught in the School of Education’s doctoral program and thedepartment of economics.
Previously, she was vice provost at Hunter College of the CityUniversity of New York, with responsibility for areas that supportedfaculty and students. She also worked with CUNY’s Lehman College, PaceUniversity, St Francis College, and Fordham University.
Dr. Prisco earned her bachelor’s degree in family and consumerscience at the University of Arizona, graduating summa cum laude andgarnering the Outstanding Senior of the College of Agriculture award.She earned an M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University and her Ph.D. inan interdisciplinary program in economics and education from ColumbiaUniversity.
She recently attended the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, and haspresented at numerous conferences and held several facultyappointments, including St. John’s University where she taught coursesin economics and management. Her interest in international education isreflected in her research policy work with New York University’sAlliance for International Higher Education Policy Studies and herdissertation research that examined wage rates, educational access andsocioeconomic disparities in Italy. Dr. Prisco is the first lay president in Felician College’s 70-year history.