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Transformational Impact: 2023 President's Report

2023 President's Report

The 2023 President’s Report showcases the tremendous impact of Dr. Prisco’s vision for Holy Family University as it continues to unfold.

2023 State of the University

Recent Press

The EdUp Experience: How to Help Students Borrow Less Money with Dr. Anne Prisco - February 23, 2023
Dr. Anne Prisco joined The EdUp Experience, America's leading higher education podcast, to speak about how colleges can help students afford a higher education degree.

Dr. Anne Prisco Elected to Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Board of Directors - February 9, 2023    
At its 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) elected three new board members, including Anne Prisco, Ph.D., President of Holy Family University.

Dr. Prisco Honored as 2022-23 Influencer by Philadelphia Business Journal - January 29, 2023    
Dr. Prisco was named on the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2022-23 Influencers Collection list among 200 influential leaders throughout the city. Dr. Prisco was cited on the list as one of the Journal's 2022 Women of Distinction, an honor she received in November 2022.

Op-Ed: Reimagining the Student Compact (Al Día) - December 22, 2022    
Historically, times of great disruption have brought opportunities for positive change. The pandemic had an undeniable impact on the college landscape–but the sea change began long before this global inflection point.

Op-Ed: The Importance of Culture on Campus (Al Día) - December 6, 2022    
We often talk about the importance of education and its impact on individuals and the greater community. That is not confined to just academics. Exposure and interaction with cultures different from ours can immeasurably expand our world. Learning about others’ experiences allows us to better understand the broader world around us. 

Women of Distinction 2022: Anne Prisco, Holy Family University (Philadelphia Business Journal) - November 17, 2022    
Last July, Anne Prisco began her tenure as president of Philadelphia’s Holy Family University, becoming the sixth person to lead the school. Already she’s making a big impact, with the university purchasing a second Bucks County campus earlier this year for what it hopes will be a continually growing student population. It is slated to open next fall.

President Anne Prisco Among Philadelphia Business Journal's Women of Distinction 2022 Honorees (Philadelphia Business Journal) - October 14, 2022    
Anne Prisco, Ph.D., President of Holy Family University, is one of 36 women who will be honored as a 2022 Women of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The nominees include Philadelphia-area community leaders, lawyers, educators, bankers, and executives.

Op-Ed: Where are All the Educators? (Al Día) - September 20, 2022    
After three academic years impacted by COVID-19 control measures, with schools in the poorest areas bearing the brunt, experts are assessing how the pandemic impacted—and continues to impact—the state of K-12 education nationwide.

Holy Family University President Uses New Podcast to Stream Scholastic Stories ( - June 6, 2022    
Among the numerous tasks involved with running a university such as Holy Family, Dr. Anne Prisco, President, has taken on another, interviewer. She’s now hosting Asked & Answered, the institution’s new podcast.

Op-Ed: Anchor Institutions are Intertwined with Their Communities (Al Día) - May 24, 2022    
Every member of a community plays a vital role. “Anchor institutions,” refers to institutions that utilize their resources to impact and improve the well-being of the communities in which they reside.

Op-Ed: More Than Money (Al Día) - March 10, 2022    
Positioning each student for the same rate of success means having a holistic process for analyzing individual situations.

Women to Watch Media with Sue Rocco: Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D., Holy Family University    
(Women to Watch Media) - November 28, 2021 Women to Watch Media is a national weekly radio show, podcast, and digital platform hosted by our founder Sue Rocco. Our show reveals the true stories of women leaders from around the world.

La Dra. Anne Prisco de Holy Family está dispuesta a acoger la diversidad transformadora de Filadelfia (Al Día) - October 27, 2021    
El relativamente nuevo presidente de la universidad asumió el cargo en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19, y está entusiasmado con lo que el futuro le depara a la institución.

Holy Family’s Dr. Anne Prisco is Out to Embrace the Transforming Diversity of Philly (Al Día) - October 27, 2021    
The relatively new university president took over amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and is excited about what the future holds for the institution.

AL DÍA News Exclusive Interview with Dr. Anne M. Prisco, Sixth President of Holy Family University (Al Día) - October 27, 2021    
“The whole idea of diversity and inclusion for me is a wonderful opportunity because there are lots of different people in Philly. How do we all get to learn together and be educated, and be in classrooms together? That’s how we learn from each other.”

Op-ed: Doubling Pell Means More Access for Students (Metro Philly) - October 24, 2021    
The proposed doubling of the Pell Grant, now before Congress in the proposed Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act, is necessary to fulfill the original intention of the grant and give students a better chance to graduate.

The Fiscal Challenges of Higher Education in a Post-Pandemic Era (Planning Plus Roundtable) - October 18, 2021    
Hear from a panel of experts, hailing from diverse roles in higher education management, discussing their institutions' experiences and ability to adapt in a post-COVID educational world.

New Turf Field for Holy Family (Northeast Times) - October 14, 2021    
The ribbon was cut by HFU President Anne M. Prisco and Board of Trustees chairman William Strecker.

Holy Family University New President Doesn’t Yet Seek a Merger ‘Dance Partner,’ But She’d Consider One (Bucks Co. Today) - August 19, 2021    
Anne Prisco — the first nonclergy president of Holy Family University (near Bensalem) — arrived with an open mind regarding tactics for keeping the school’s finances healthy.

Holy Family University's New President Open to Exploring Partnerships as Other Local Colleges Consolidate (Philadelphia Business Journal) - August 16, 2021    
Anne Prisco said the small Philadelphia-area university is open to considering a potential "dance partner" to complement its strengths.

Holy Family University Welcomes New President (Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth) - July 14, 2021    
Holy Family University in Philadelphia, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, welcomed Anne Prisco, Ph.D., as the University’s new president.

Holy Family University Taps First Lay President (Philadelphia Inquirer) - April 8, 2021    
Anne M. Prisco, formerly president of Felician University, a Catholic school in New Jersey, will become Holy Family’s sixth president in July.