Sometimes you don’t just need to change advising procedures; you need to change the culture of academic advising on campus. by Christopher Romano (Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Ramapo College of New Jersey) and Joseph Connell (Director of Student Success, Ramapo College of New Jersey) A few years ago at Ramapo College of […]
Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Christopher leads the Division of Enrollment Management, including the offices of admissions, advising and first-year experience, career services, financial aid, marketing and web administration, athletics, residence life, the Educational Opportunity Fund, public safety, and the division of student affairs. Christopher chairs the Strategic Enrollment Management Planning Committee. He serves as a member of the president’s cabinet as well as other administrative bodies to ensure that institutional conversations and decisions consider the impact not only on incoming student enrollment, but also on the way those decisions impact the perception, experience, and ultimate success of current students. Previously, Christopher has served as the associate vice president of enrollment management and as the special assistant to the president of Ramapo College.
Christopher earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Saint Joseph’s University (PA) and a master’s in higher education administration from Harvard University. He has presented nationally on strategic enrollment management as a model for implementing change, the student engagement project at Ramapo, marketing/branding in the context of enrollment management, developing an institutional model for student success and utilizing data, and modeling to predict student retention. His professional work concentrates on strategic planning, student success, higher education leadership, student engagement, and using data to drive decision making.