In this position, Teklegiorgis is spearheading new initiatives designed to attract first-year and transfer students interested in bachelor degree programs. She previously was director of admissions at Neumann University for two years before joining PhilaU in September.
“We are pleased to have Kidesti Teklegiorgis join PhilaU’s admissions team,” said Christine Greb, dean of enrollment management. “With her background and breadth of experience, she will play a prominent role in helping us build on the momentum we have achieved in the area of student recruitment.”
At Neumann, Teklegiorgis partnered with colleagues on a variety of initiatives, including the launch of a Customer Relationship Management system, creation of dual admissions and dual enrollment agreements with local high schools and community colleges, and the development of marketing and promotional materials.
“I am excited and honored to serve as the new director of undergraduate admissions,” Teklegiorgis said. “There were many factors that drew me to Philadelphia University, but what really stood out for me were PhilaU’s beautiful campus, distinctive programs and innovative curriculum. PhilaU’s career-oriented programs are unique and relevant. The commitment of faculty and staff members to preparing students to be young professionals in the real world is extraordinary.”
Teklegiorgis earned her bachelor’s in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in education from Neumann University.