GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College Vice President for Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo recently completed a year-long higher education leadership program.
The Executive Leadership Academy is a year-long program for individuals from member institutions of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges. Nominated by the presidents of their institutions, Executive Leadership Academy participants hold college and university vice presidencies and other cabinet-level positions and aspire to presidencies and similar senior-level positions. Zullo was among 28 participants, who came from 18 states. Among the program’s presenters were top leaders from several colleges and universities including the presidents of Wofford College (S.C.), University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Sam Houston State (Texas).
The academy year is comprised of two national seminars, readings, group projects, a Professional Experience Plan and mentorship experiences.
Since 2009, 85 of the participants in the nine cohorts that have completed the Executive Leadership Academy have been appointed as presidents or chancellors, and many more have advanced to other senior positions.
Prior to coming to Thiel College in 2017, Zullo served as the director of admissions at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. for five years. Zullo has a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis in public relations from Bethany College. She earned a Masters of Education in elementary education from Seton Hill University.
About Thiel College
Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program.A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.