Catherine C. Capolupo, an experienced higher education enrollment professional with a 15-year track record of success at Simmons College in Boston, joined Roger Williams University in September as vice president for enrollment management, a role in which she will lead efforts in undergraduate and graduate admissions and financial aid.
At Simmons, Capolupo had served as assistant vice president of undergraduate admission and marketing since 2011, and previously, as director of undergraduate admission for six years. Among other accomplishments during her tenure, she developed and executed a five-year recruitment plan to increase the class profile and meet the college’s strategic and budgetary needs, exceeding enrollment targets by more than 500 students along the way.
A resident of Mansfield, Mass., Capolupo holds both a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in art from Simmons College, as well as a bachelor’s in sociology, with a minor in criminal justice, from Stonehill College.
At Roger Williams, Capolupo will play a lead role in positioning the University as a top choice for prospective students and developing strategies to retain an even greater share of students. A member of the President’s Cabinet, she will lead admissions and financial aid efforts within the context of the Affordable Excellence initiative, the University’s comprehensive approach to addressing the pressing challenges facing higher education – increasing costs, rising debt and the job-readiness of graduates.
Capolupo’s appointment concluded a search initiated in Spring 2013 and led by a faculty and staff search committee with support and guidance from Lahti Search Consultants.