Albertus Magnus college welcomes 14th president

Connecticut

It was started in the 1920’s by the Dominican Sisters of Peace as a women’s college.

Since then Albertus Magnus College has grown in students and space, adding more and more buildings.

Now its time for another chapter.

The school is set for the inauguration of its fourteenth president, Marc Camille, Ed.D.

Camille is from the northeast and last worked at Loyola University Maryland, spiking its first year applications by more than 75%

“That’s my background, college admission and marketing of higher education,” said Dr. Marc M. Camille, President of Albertus Magnus College.

Its experience that is needed for the schools future vision.

“First thing we gotta do is we gotta a grow, we’ve gotta grow our enrollment,” said Camille.

According to Camille, that involves taking advantage of the schools strengths, like diversity.

“We are more than half students of color, more than half pell grant recipients – we are about forty percent and I actually think its higher…first generation,” said Camille.

With major success stories in the area like the University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University and UConn, the hope is that Albertus Magnus will be eventually added to the list.

“Ive always believed that there is a right school for every student out there. For us the students at Albertus Magnus have to understand that this is a place you can’t hide.
We are small enough, our faculty members know who you are, you aren’t going to be in a lecture hall of 100 or 200, or whatever it is,” said Camille.

Refurnishing existing buildings and possibly building new ones are all part of the short term goals.

On the horizon, recruiting internationally and fundraising are all cogs in the wheel rolling Albertus Magnus towards success.

“The potential for this college is so vast as we move forward,” said Camille.

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