Andrew B. Palumbo is the vice president for enrollment management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he leads the undergraduate enrollment division that includes the offices of admissions, student aid and financial literacy, pre-collegiate outreach programs, and enrollment systems and operations.
Palumbo is also hosts the Inside Admission podcast, where he gives listeners an insider’s view behind the curtain of college admissions, interviewing professionals working in and around the admissions process about their own college search, common admissions topics, and their advice to college-bound students and their parents. The podcast is part of his dedication to create more equity and transparency in college admissions while highlighting the human side of this process and the people involved in it.
Palumbo joined the WPI community in 2015 after several years as the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions at Plymouth State University. He has over thirteen years of experience in higher education. Palumbo has led teams at diverse mix of universities in the Northeast including both public and private schools, as well as a STEM institution and a women’s college. He started his higher education career as Assistant Dean of Admissions at Union College.
He is a 2016 graduate of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership – a joint venture between Arizona State University and Georgetown University run by Jeff Selingo – where he worked with faculty, academic deans, and administrators from public and private four-year institutions throughout the United States on topics of leadership, innovation, and design thinking.
Palumbo has a B.A. in history from Union College and a M.S. in organization management from The Sage Colleges’ School of Management.