The Culinary Institute of America Appoints VP of Enrollment Management

Dr. Jackie Nealon Brings Two Decades of Higher Education Leadership to the CIA

Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America has appointed Jacquelyn (Jackie) Nealon as the college’s vice president of enrollment management. Dr. Nealon joined the world’s premier culinary college on January 11 after serving as chief of staff and vice president of enrollment, campus life, and communications at Long Island University in Brookville, NY since 2013. She replaces Bruce Hillenbrand, who is retiring after 12 years at the CIA.

Dr. Nealon’s strong and varied background in higher education also includes serving as vice president of enrollment, communications, and marketing at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT); director of recruitment and acting director of enrollment services at Seton Hall University; and dean of graduate and part-time admissions at Hofstra University. At NYIT, she was also an adjunct associate professor of communications.

“Jackie provides The Culinary Institute of America with the scope and experience demanded by our college’s unique enrollment environment,” says CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. “She brings substantial experience and understanding of not only enrollment management, but international recruitment, financial aid, marketing, and communications as well.”

As vice president of enrollment management, Dr. Nealon is responsible for all student recruitment and retention efforts for the CIA’s associate, bachelor’s, and graduate level education programs at the not-for-profit college’s four campuses worldwide.

Jackie Nealon earned her doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Master of Arts degree in strategic leadership and communication from Seton Hall University, and Bachelor of Arts in English from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.


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The Culinary Institute of America has appointed Jacquelyn (Jackie) Nealon as the college’s vice president of enrollment management. Dr. Nealon joined the world’s premier culinary college after serving as chief of staff and vice president of enrollment, campus life, and communications at Long Island University in Brookville, NY. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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