Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D.
Dr. Anne Prisco began her tenure as the sixth president of Holy Family University in July 2021. She 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 to 2020, Dr. Prisco served at Felician University where she was their first lay leader. Prior to that, Dr. Prisco served at a number of higher education institutions including as a Vice President at Loyola Marymount University, and as a faculty member at St. John’s University. She has also held senior leadership roles at Hunter College and Lehman College, CUNY.
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. Dr. Prisco serves on the board of DePaul University. She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women and a founding president of Excelencia in Education’s Presidents for Latino Student Success. She is a member of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Prisco is frequently invited to speak on higher education policy, leadership, and transformational change. She has served on both state and national boards. Dr. Prisco holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona with the highest distinction, an MBA in Finance from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Columbia University.