Jacquelyn (Jackie) Nealon is vice president of enrollment management at The Culinary Institute of America. 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.
Dr. Nealon joined the CIA in 2016 from Long Island University in Brookville, NY, where she was chief of staff and vice president of enrollment, campus life, and communications. Her 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) in Old Westbury, NY; director of recruitment and acting director of enrollment services at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ; and dean of graduate and part-time admissions at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. At NYIT, she also served as an adjunct associate professor of communications.
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.
Dr. Nealon is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, National Association of College and University Business Officers, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, New York State Association of College Admissions Counselors, and the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers. She is immediate past president of the Nassau Counselors’ Association and was that organization’s College Counselor of the Year for 2010.