Lapreziosa Named Acting VP for Enrollment Management

By Purnell T. Cropper | July 1, 2011

Arcadia University President Carl “Tobey” Oxholm III announced the appointment of Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Mark Lapreziosa as the Acting Vice President for Enrollment Management.

“Arcadia is indeed fortunate to have someone of Mark’s depth and breadth ready to take the lead in an area of such importance to our future. Over the coming months, we will be working together to create a shared vision of Arcadia’s future and the kinds of students whom we will be striving to attract,” said President Oxholm. “This will require close collaboration with many different academic and administrative units. The high regard in which Mark is uniformly held across the University will ensure that we achieve this critical objective.”

During Lapreziosa’s 26 years at Arcadia, he has become known for his unfailing optimism and good humor, his technical expertise with data, and his warm and supportive management style. He has seen the office grow from the Admissions Office to a comprehensive Office of Enrollment Management, which includes admissions, financial aid and the One-Stop Shop. And he has seen the University more than double its enrollment, including a 250 percent increase in undergraduate enrollment with significant increases in the academic quality of the incoming classes.

Lapreziosa has met with high school students, parents and educators around the world, talking about the opportunities that can be found in American higher education and especially in liberal arts institutions. He has helped students in China, England, France, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand realize their (and their families’) dreams of studying in the United States, and he has helped explain to thousands of U.S. students how an academically qualified overseas experience will be life-changing for them, as they are considering where to go to college.

Lapreziosa grew up locally, attending Owen J. Roberts High School, and is a long-time resident of Lansdale, Pa., with strong family ties in the area. He earned a degree in American Government at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and NAFSA: the Association of International Educators.