The First Woman President of Peirce College in Philadelphia

The New President of Peirce CollegeMary Ellen Caro was named president of Peirce College in Philadelphia. The college, which caters to nontraditional students, enrolls about 1,500 undergraduates and less and 100 graduate students, according to the latest U.S. Department of Education data. Women make up more than 70 percent of the undergraduate student body. She will be the first woman president in the 153-year history of Peirce College.

Dr. Caro has been serving as vice president of enrollment management at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey. She has served on the staff there since 2004.

A native of Dunellen, New Jersey, Dr. Caro is a graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey, where she double majored in mathematics and sociology. She holds a master’s degree in management from Stanford University, a second master’s degree in applied statistics from Rutgers University and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

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