Diane Anci, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission, oversees the Office of Admission, the Frances Perkins program, Student Financial Services, the Office of the Registrar, and the Career Development Center. She maintains critically important ties to the Office of Institutional Research and the Office of Communications.
She coordinates an ambitious research agenda that includes an analysis of current market potential, long-run demand, and economic sustainability; analysis of first-to-second year retention; evaluation of current and competitor pre-major advising programs, career service programs, and linkages between curriculum and career; analysis of current financial aid strategies and gapping; and the testing of promotional materials and messages. She supervises a robust recruitment program, with well-developed plans for target populations, to enroll 600 first-year students and 75 transfer students annually.
Under her leadership, the College has implemented a test-optional policy; consistently met enrollment targets and institutional goals for quality and diversity; launched and marketed new merit and 21st Century Scholars programs; and opened and managed regional offices in San Francisco (2002-07) and Alexandria, Virginia (2008-present). Applications to Mount Holyoke have increased by more than 30 percent since 1999, breaking records in 10 of 13 cycles.
Prior to coming to Mount Holyoke, Diane was an admission associate at Barnard College of Columbia University. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and she has completed graduate level courses at both Smith College and Harvard University.