Mary-Alice Ozechoski’s interest in higher education began after she graduated from Clarion University and took a position in their admissions office. Immediately seeing the positive effects a college education can have on an entire family, she knew that she wanted her career to continue within higher education and to help students bring their education to the next level. Her expertise is in issues regarding access to higher education and in student retention.
Ozechoski brings nearly 30 years of experience working in higher education, most recently serving as the Dean of Students at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Prior to joining Wesley, she was the Assistant Dean of Student Development and Involvement at West Chester University and served Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut in the roles of Associate Vice President of Student Life, Assistant Dean of Students, and Director of Student Activities. Ozechoski also worked for Kent State University's Salem Regional Campus as a Coordinator of Student Activities and an Admissions Counselor and at Gannon University in Erie, PA as a Counselor.
Ozechoski holds a Master of Arts in Counseling/Student Personnel Services from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
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Who's woman enough to attend Bryn Mawr?
Cedar Crest College, a women's liberal arts college in Allentown, is convening a task force to grapple with the issue, according to Mary Alice Ozechoski, vice president of student affairs and traditional enrollment. "Currently, we don't have an admissions policy regarding transgender students," she said. While trustees debate big-picture policy shifts, on Bryn Mawr's campus, change is already coming - along with a growing number of gender-variant students. (The exact number is unknown: Bryn Mawr intentionally does not track this.)...
Unequal opportunity for low-income undergrads at area colleges
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"Serving a diverse population of women is our mission," said Mary-Alice Ozechoski, Cedar Crest's vice president of student affairs and traditional enrollment. "That's what we live and breathe." Cedar Crest, she noted, is a founding member of Raise.me, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-supported program. Traditionally, students are awarded scholarships only after applying to college as high school seniors. But Raise.me allows students to secure support earlier — throughout their high school years — to help them decide where to apply in the first place...