NANCI TESSIER

Senior Vice President | tessier@artsci.com | 410-377-7880 x 24

Nanci Tessier has served as a leader in higher education, and particularly in enrollment management and admissions, for 34 years. As senior vice president at Art & Science Group, Nanci provides considerable insight in developing market-informed strategies for a wide variety of institutions.  

Prior to joining Art & Science Group, she served as the first chief enrollment officer at three institutions. As vice provost for enrollment management at Boston College, she oversaw the offices of enrollment management, undergraduate admission, and student services – including registrar, bursar and financial aid. Nanci was the vice president for enrollment management at the University of Richmond and the vice president for college marketing and enrollment management at Saint Anselm College.

Under Nanci’s leadership, Boston College enrolled its most diverse and academically accomplished class in its history while exceeding net tuition revenue goals. At the University of Richmond, Nanci increased applications and the enrollment of students of color, international citizens, and Pell recipients while also increasing standardized test scores and exceeding net tuition revenue goals. During her tenure, Saint Anselm College experienced record-breaking applicant pools, a decrease in the admit rate, increased quality of the enrolling class, and increased net revenue. Nanci has considerable experience working with boards of trustees and institutional leaders.

Her admission experience includes serving as director of admission at Smith College and the Roger Williams University School of Law as well as various roles for Barnard College, New York University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Northfield Mount Hermon School.

A sought-after national speaker, Nanci has served as a nationally elected member of the College Board’s Guidance and Admission Assembly Council and as a member of the College Board Colloquium Planning Committee.

Education

  • B.A. English and Political Science, Boston College

  • M.Ed. College Student Personnel Administration, Colorado State University