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Andrew B. Palumbo
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
I’m originally from Sutton, MA, and lived in Central Massachusetts until leaving to attend Union College where I earned a BA in History. After testing the waters in private industry, I returned to my alma mater as an admissions professional before going on to lead admissions teams at three other colleges and universities in the Northeast. I joined WPI in 2015 and have the pleasure of working with both the admissions and student aid & financial literacy teams. My father is a WPI alumnus, and I have always loved this school and the Worcester area. Far and away, my favorite part of working at WPI is getting to know and work with our students. The unique nature of the academic experience and the visionary implementation of the WPI Plan—almost a half-century ago—truly sets our students apart. I am fascinated by the depth, breadth, and creativity of our students as they tackle their GPS, IQP, MQP, and other projects during their time at WPI. It’s no surprise that, upon graduation, our alumni are prepared to design the career paths and lives that they choose.
Director of Admissions
Born in Texas, I grew up in Walpole, MA and graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. I have been working in Admissions and Enrollment Management for the past 22 years, 21 of those with WPI. I always tell people I have the best job in the world—I get to work with a fabulous team of Admissions professionals, have the opportunity to interact with our engaged and innovative current students who seek to make the world a better place, and meet countless prospective students, parents and guidance counselors who want to learn more about WPI. In addition, I have the privilege of collaborating with faculty and staff across campus on special events, including serving as a liaison to NASA for the annual TouchTomorrow science festival, which draws 10,000 people to campus for a family friendly day of STEM hands on activities, demonstrations, presentations and exhibits. When I'm not at work, you are likely to find me at a soccer field, basketball court, softball diamond or dance studio where my three busy kids keep me on my toes!
Regional responsibilities: Massachusetts (Worcester)
Assistant Director of International Admissions
Assistant Director of Admissions - Diversity and Outreach Initiatives
While I am new to the Worcester area, I am so exited to join the admissions team at WPI. I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a degree in American Studies and Education. My time at Colby was instrumental in helping me find my passion for social justice work, specifically increasing access to higher education for underserved students. After graduating college, I completed a fellowship in Thessaloniki, Greece, where I worked with first-generation students in the college admissions process. Most recently, I worked in admissions at the non-profit organization, Prep for Prep, which helps talented students of color prepare for and enroll at some of the top independent schools in the country. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exploring a new part of the country (or world), and trying new foods. I am looking forward to getting to know the Worcester area and being able to call it my new home!
Regional responsibilities: Florida (Northern & Southern), Massachusetts (North Shore), New York (New York City, Westchester & Rockland Counties)
Associate Director of Admissions
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Admissions Counselor - Diversity and Outreach Initiatives
Director of Recruitment Partnerships
Recruitment Partnerships Specialist
Adam Epstein '05
Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Services
Assistant Director of Admissions
Assistant Director of International Admissions
Associate Director of Admissions - Diversity and Outreach Initiatives
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Associate Director of International Admissions
Originally from Medfield, Massachusetts, I came to Worcester in 2014 to begin my own college journey as an undergraduate student at Assumption College. At Assumption, I spent many years working in admissions and orientation programs. I began to realize a true passion for helping students understand the college process and find the perfect fit for their educational goals and needs. When I'm not working, you can find me relaxing on the beach, attending concerts, and learning about all things environmental conservation. I love spending time with family and friends, and I've never met a dog I didn't love.