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Two Years in, St. Joe’s President Making the Grade

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St. Joseph’s University officials hoped to enroll 1,150 students this fall. They got only 1,100.

 

It was time for a decision.

 

Dig deeper into the applicant pool, accept more students, and bring in more tuition revenue? Or maintain selectivity and cull the academically strongest class in a decade?

 

Mark C. Reed, who became St. Joe’s president two years ago, didn’t hesitate. The school will live with a smaller freshman class. Because the school had a larger class the year before, Reed said, it could absorb the reduction.

 

“It was not a hard decision at all,” he said. “Our academic reputation, our institutional reputation is of paramount importance.”

 

Read the full story about Mark C. Reed from Philly.com here

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