The College of New Rochelle Appoints Kevin Cavanagh as new Vice President for Enrollment Management


NEW ROCHELLE, NY March 20, 2014 – The College of New Rochelle announces the appointment of Kevin Cavanagh as Vice President for Enrollment Management, effective 
June 2, 2014. 

On announcing the appointment, Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle, said, “An energetic and creative professional with a strong record of success in admissions, Mr. Cavanagh brings leadership, innovation, and enterprise to CNR’s enrollment management team.”

Cavanagh comes to The College of New Rochelle from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City where he is Senior Director of Enrollment Services and Student Information for a population of 1,090 medical, MD, PhD, and master’s students.  Prior to his appointment at Mount Sinai, he served as Assistant Vice President for College Admissions at Iona College for a population of over 3,000 undergraduate and nearly 1,000 graduate students.

A two-time graduate of Manhattan College, Cavanagh received his MBA, with a concentration in management, and a BA in history, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  A long-time member of Manhattan College’s admissions team, he rose to the position of Director of Admissions and Financial Aid before moving to Iona.  

On his appointment to The College of New Rochelle, Cavanagh commented, “I'm thankful for the opportunity provided to me by President Huntington to serve The College of New Rochelle as Vice President for Enrollment Management.  I very much look forward to working closely with CNR's leadership, Board of Trustees, faculty, administration, staff, alumni, and students in achieving the College's enrollment goals.”

At Iona, Cavanagh was responsible for the enrollment of traditional undergraduates, evening and weekend adult students, transfers, and graduate students.  He was instrumental in the development of a leveraging and discount model to achieve institutional quantitative and qualitative enrollment goals, and coordinated the marketing of school programs with a creative mix of web, print, and media campaigns.  During his tenure (2007-2012) Iona saw an 86% increase in undergraduate applications.  Graduate student enrollment, likewise, increased over the same five-year period.

In 2012, Cavanagh moved to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan.  As the chief enrollment officer of the nineteenth ranked medical school in the country (according to US News and World Report), he developed and executed a strategic plan for delivering enrollment services to meet the needs of the school, supervising the offices of Admissions, Registrar, Bursar, Health Insurance, Financial Aid, and Housing.  Additionally, he helped developed FlexMed, an early assurance admission protocol for college sophomores applying to medical school, oversaw disability services, and contributed to distance learning initiatives at the school.  Cavanagh is a regular participant in national conferences representing Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and has participated in the development of a self-study design for Middle States accreditation.

In addition to his leadership service at three of New York's finest institutions of higher education, Cavanagh has been a leader within his industry, having served on the Executive Board of the New York Association of College Admissions Counseling and elected as a State Delegate representing New York at the National Assembly of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling.  He also represented both Manhattan and Iona as a member of the Catholic College Admissions Association.  The Irish Echo recently recognized Cavanagh for his contribution to the higher education industry by naming him to their 2014 list of 40 Under 40.

Contact: Elizabeth Weisman
(914) 654-5281