John Mahoney, BC ’79, who served as director of undergraduate admission for 28 years until his promotion in March to dean of undergraduate admission and financial aid, has been promoted to vice provost for enrollment management, according to a press release from University Communications. Nanci Tessier, BC ’82, previously held the position, but she left Boston College to pursue other opportunities at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
Grant Gosselin, BC ’97 and LGSOE ’02, succeeded Mahoney as director of undergraduate admission.
There will not be a new dean of admission and financial aid, according to Mahoney, since his previous responsibilities will be absorbed into his role as vice provost.
“Over his many years leading Undergraduate Admission in Devlin Hall, John Mahoney has earned respect among faculty and staff across campus and nationally among his admissions colleagues,” David Quigley, provost and dean of faculties, said in the release. “He has helped lead Boston College to new heights by attracting generations of talented young men and women to the University. I’m pleased that John is joining the group of vice provosts and will bring his principled and visionary leadership to the broader work of enrollment management.”
Mahoney expressed excitement at the prospect of moving into his new role.
“Moving from Director of Undergraduate Admission after 28 years to Vice Provost for Enrollment Management is like moving from lead talent scout to general overseer of some of the critical offices on this campus which serve students,” Mahoney said in an email to The Heights.
“I’ll now be working with the leaders in Undergraduate Admission, Financial Aid, the Registrar and Academic Services, and Financial Operations to ensure that BC students have a first class experience from the time they enroll through until they graduate.”
He went on to mention that despite how important forging “personal relationships with students and families” is to Mahoney’s success, in his new role, he’ll be diving into working with more technology to enhance the BC student experience. Mahoney’s first priority will be to complete EagleApps, a new student information system Student Services and Information Technology are putting together that will also be used by admissions.
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