Since joining Cabrini College in 2010 as the Vice President for Enrollment Management, Dennis has successfully implemented a landmark tuition reduction strategy resulting in an increase in first-year and overall undergraduate enrollment following three consecutive years of decline. He has also strategized and implemented a multi-year retention plan resulting in freshman retention rate increases over the past two years.
Before joining Cabrini, Dennis Kelly was vice president for Enrollment at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J., and prior to that associate vice president for Enrollment Management at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. In 2006, Kelly’s team at Marywood was honored by the higher education consulting firm Noel-Levitz for marketing recruitment excellence; in July the team he led at Georgian Court received Noel-Levitz’s award for excellence in student retention. Kelly is the only higher education professional to have won both of these prestigious awards. His 30-year career also includes enrollment and academic positions at Centenary College and Berkeley College. A Vietnam-era veteran, Kelly was recognized by the White House and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for developing educational opportunities for families of American troops serving in Iraq.