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Paul VaccaroDean College is pleased to announce Paul Vaccaro as the new Vice President for Enrollment Services. Reporting to President Kenneth Elmore, Vaccaro will oversee areas related to admissions, enrollment operations, admissions marketing and admissions information systems to achieve enrollment goals.

With over 25 years of experience in enrollment management, Vaccaro returns to Dean as vice president for enrollment services. He previously served as assistant vice president of enrollment services and dean of admissions at Dean College from 2004 to 2009, before moving on to vice president roles at Regis College and Newbury College. Most recently, Vaccaro was the associate vice president for enrollment at Anna Maria College. Vaccaro is also a past recipient of the prestigious New England College Board Distinguished Service Award for leadership, innovation and advocacy in higher education. He is an alumnus of Suffolk University, where he earned both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA.

“My experience in leading enrollment teams at small colleges in Massachusetts and understanding the challenges that institutions face in today’s competitive higher ed marketplace has drawn me to promote a holistic approach to enrollment management,” Vaccaro said. “Dean is a collective community that genuinely cares about its students and seeks to put their needs first and foremost, and when the opportunity presented itself to be part of that culture again, it was a very easy decision for me to make.”

“I am very much looking forward to joining President Elmore’s leadership team and helping to move the College forward in a thriving baccalaureate mindset,” he added. “Above all, we remain about providing educational access and opportunity while instilling a confidence and belief in our students that I feel few colleges can approach. To be able to contribute again to this type of mission is both exciting and inspiring.”

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