Teresa E. Cowdrey, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at St. Lawrence University, has been named vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby. Cowdrey will provide leadership in enrollment planning, student recruitment, admissions, and financial aid. She will oversee a staff of 23 and will serve on the College’s senior staff when she joins Colby’s administration following the 2010-11 academic year.
Having begun her career in admissions just after graduating from Wesleyan, Cowdrey brings almost three decades of experience. Under her leadership, St. Lawrence has seen improvement in inquiry and application numbers, admissions rate, yield, early decision, class rank, diversity, and standardized test scores. “I know Colby will benefit enormously from her experience and vision,” said President William D. Adams.