Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D.


Dr. Anne Prisco Ph.D. President Holy Family University 2021

The president is the chief executive officer of the University and the official adviser to the Board of Trustees. As the educational and administrative head of the University, the president exercises a general superintendence over all the affairs of the institution, and brings such matters to the attention of the board as appropriate to keep the board fully informed in meeting its policy-making responsibilities.


Ph.D., Economics and Education, Columbia University

MBA, Finance, Fordham University

BA, University of Arizona

Professional Bio

Dr. Prisco has dedicated herself to advancing higher education and student success. Over the course of her impressive career, Dr. Prisco has served as an administrator, faculty member, researcher and consultant. From 2012-2020, Dr. Prisco served at Felician University (then Felician College), where she was also their first lay leader.  Dr. Prisco successfully led Felician University through a transformational period. Felician University is now thriving with record-breaking increases in enrollment and improvements in student success, a focus on inclusive excellence, shared governance, new partners, programs, growing net revenue and continued facilities enhancements.

Prior to the presidency at Felician, Dr. Prisco served in a number of higher education institutions, including as a Vice President at Loyola Marymount University, a faculty member at St John’s University, and a policy researcher at New York University.

Dr. Prisco holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona with highest distinction, an MBA in Finance from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Columbia University. She is the recipient of numerous academic, leadership, and service awards including a public policy fellowship from Columbia University, named a Top 50 Business Women in New Jersey, and the Wise Woman award from the National Organization for Italian-American Women. She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women in Philadelphia, Excelencia in Education's Presidents for Latino Student Success, a member of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Advisory Board for Al Día Journalism Lab on Higher Education.

Dr. Prisco is frequently invited to speak on higher education policy, leadership and transformational change.  She has served on both state and national boards. 

Contact Information

Phone: 267-341-3220

Office: Marian Hall