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Joann McKenna Named Vice President for Enrollment Management

October 2, 2003

WALTHAM, Mass.- Bentley is pleased to announce the appointment of Joann McKenna as Vice President for Enrollment Management. McKenna joined Bentley in 1993 as Director of Undergraduate Admission most recently has served as Bentley's Dean of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Assistance.

Under McKenna's leadership, applications to Bentley have increased by 46%, including a 44% increase in applications from students who ranked in the top ten percent of their high school class. As Vice President, her areas of responsibility include Undergraduate and Graduate Admission, Institutional Financial Assistance, Pre-Collegiate Outreach, and all aspects of Enrollment Planning and Systems.

"This is a recognition of the remarkable record that Joann and her colleagues have built over the past decade in strengthening the college's undergraduate enrollment and reputation, the increasing demands associated with maintaining that record of success, and our growing interest in international undergraduate recruitment and programs, and pre-collegiate programs," said Bentley President Joseph G. Morone.

A native of Binghamton, NY, McKenna is a graduate of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. Prior to Bentley, she held positions at LeMoyne, Siena College, and John Carroll University. Joann and her husband Kevin reside in Millis, MA. They have three children, Danny, Brendan and Colleen.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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