Adelphi University President Robert A. Scott has announced, following a national search, the appointment of Dr. Lauren Mounty as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success. Dr. Mounty, who currently serves as Dean of the School for Global and Professional Programs at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, will succeed Angelo “Bill” Proto, M.B.A. ’70, who will be remaining with Adelphi part-time as Assistant to the President for Facilities Planning and Management where he will oversee the University’s capital efforts, including, the new Nexus Building, construction of which is expected to begin in the fall of 2013. Dr. Mounty will join the Adelphi community on May 1, 2013.
Dr. Mounty has a distinguished 27 year career in higher education, having served in enrollment, student success, and leadership roles at Marist and Fordham University. Since joining Marist in 2008, she has been on the President’s Cabinet and a member of the Academic Dean’s Council with responsibility for all adult and non-traditional program initiatives for the College. In her role as Dean of the School of Global and Professional Programs, Dr. Mounty developed innovative programs to meet the emerging needs of adult students and new revenue streams for Marist, forged strategic partnerships with regional businesses and oversaw strategies to enhance student outcomes and institutional effectiveness.
Prior to joining Marist College, Dr. Mounty served as the associate dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration in Manhattan. She managed the Manhattan, Westchester and Beijing, China campus locations, encompassing admissions, student services, club activities, career services and academic advising and program management. Also while at Fordham, Dr. Mounty created and managed a “one stop shop” for program and student services, streamlining processes and improving customer service at the Lincoln Center Campus.
As Adelphi’s vice president for enrollment management and student success, Dr. Mounty will lead a team of more than 275 employees, overseeing the University’s admissions, financial aid, public safety, student affairs, career services and athletics operations. Reporting to President Scott, she will serve as a member of the University’s senior staff and will interact with the University’s Board of Trustees, especially the Student Life and Finance and Administration Committees.
“Dr. Mounty will be an outstanding addition to Adelphi’s leadership team, and I thank the search committee for its service,” said Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott. “Throughout her career, Dr. Mounty has demonstrated a deep commitment to students, a focus on innovation and principled leadership of all aspects of student enrollment and success. Over the last decade, Adelphi has achieved strong enrollments and the highest undergraduate graduation rates of local peers. With her expertise, Adelphi will sustain its focus on excellence and student success and will be well positioned for new opportunities and further growth.” Dr. Scott added, “I also extend my most sincere gratitude and admiration to Bill Proto for his over 14 years of exceptional leadership. I am grateful that he will remain at the helm of our facilities efforts.”
“Adelphi is a world class institution with impressive student outcomes. After meeting with the administration, faculty and staff, and speaking with the University’s dynamic students, I can see why,” said Dr. Mounty. “Adelphi is uniquely positioned to lead higher education into the future and I look forward to joining the University’s dedicated team.”
Dr. Mounty, who will remain in her role at Marist through April, serves as a Board Director for the Make a Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley and as a member of its audit committee. She also serves as the Associate Chair for Networking and Communication for the International Committee of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. Dr. Mounty earned her B.A. in journalism and M.Ed. in education (student personnel management) from the University of South Carolina and her Ph.D. in social science from Fordham University.
Dr. Mounty comes to Adelphi from Marist College, where as the Dean of the School of Global and Professional Programs she oversees all adult and non-traditional student degree programs including the development of online degree initiatives, summer and winter programming, revenue generating corporate partnerships and an offsite executive center. The BA/BS in Liberal Studies Degree at Marist was most recently named in the Top 20 of the 2013 U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Education Program” Ranking.
As a senior officer and a member of the President’s Cabinet, Dr. Mounty has served on Marist’s Strategic Planning, Assessment and Middle States Committees. Previously, she served 22 years at Fordham University in a variety of capacities, in her final role there as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs for the Graduate School of Business Administration. Dr. Mounty was responsible for the oversight of all academic programs, admissions, career services and program management activities for the graduate business school at Fordham’s campuses in Manhattan, Westchester County, and Beijing, China. She was instrumental in the development of Fordham’s top ranked program in Beijing and other global partnerships in Belgium, Italy, Istanbul, and Barcelona. Dr. Mounty also developed numerous graduate degree programs, including the school’s first Executive MBA program. Dr. Mounty holds a Ph.D. from Fordham University, a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has published and lectured on the effects of the World Trade Center disaster on students working in the financial industry and on the development of global academic initiatives in China.
Dr. Mounty currently serves as a Board Director for the Make a Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley and as a member of their Audit Committee. Dr. Mounty is also the Associate Chair of the International Network for the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. She has served as a primary representative to the Graduate Management Admissions Council and as a member of the Jesuit Business Schools Network, and has been active with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Adelphi is an AACSB-accredited University.
Dr. Mounty lives with her husband, Martin Eisenberg, and her two daughters Alyssa and Meredith in Westchester County and will be relocating to the Garden City area.
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.