Joseph Posillico, Ed.D., C.P.A., has 30 years of higher education experience in strategic enrollment management, student financial services, recruitment and retention, and marketing services. Prior to joining New York Institute of Technology as vice president for enrollment management in May 2019, Posillico served as senior vice president for Caldwell University, where he oversaw admissions, financial aid, marketing, communications, registrar, athletics, finance, and facilities operations. He also served as acting president in June-July 2016, and vice president for enrollment management from February 2005 to December 2015. During his time at Caldwell, the university experienced significant increases in undergraduate enrollment and first-year retention.
Prior to joining Caldwell, Posillico held positions of increasing responsibility at Adelphi University for nearly 14 years, including the role of assistant vice president for enrollment management from 2001 to 2005. In this capacity, he directed strategic enrollment planning, marketing and advertising, budgeting, systems development, and staff training, and helped to increase freshman and transfer enrollment by 47 percent and 40 percent, respectively. At Adelphi he also served as director of university admissions and student financial services, assistant director of student financial services, and manager of financial reporting for student financial services.
Before entering higher education, Posillico served as a senior accountant at Deloitte and Touche, where he supported a range of clients from not-for-profit to SEC-registered and Fortune 500 companies.
He holds a bachelor's degree from St. John's University, a master's degree from Adelphi University, and an Ed.D. from Northeastern University. He has authored numerous articles and is affiliated with multiple professional organizations centered on college admissions, counseling, and financial aid, including the National Association for College Admission Counseling, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.