Director of Admissions for Graduate Programs & Adult Degree Completion

Lisa Gallina

Lisa Gallina is Director of Admissions for Graduate Programs and Adult Degree Completion at Mount Saint Mary College.

In this role she provides overall leadership to the team that recruits and retains adult and graduate students at Mount Saint Mary College. Lisa also oversees the college’s programs for veterans at West Point and Stewart Air Force Base, and the community education program at the Mount Saint Mary College Desmond Campus.

Lisa holds a master’s degree in environmental administration and a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Prior to working in higher education full-time, she taught as an adjunct faculty member for 15 years at Marist College, where she also assisted in the designing of college coursework, syllabuses and learning outcomes. She has also taught courses at Mount Saint Mary College.

Her areas of research include trends in adult learning and strategies for recruitment and retention. She has presented at three national conferences for CALEM (Conference on Adult Learner Enrollment Management) in Boston, Atlanta, and Chicago, and five regional conferences for UPCEA (University Professional & Continuing Education Association) in Rhode Island, Maine, New Jersey and New York.

She has also done consulting work for several colleges on the east coast to help them improve their recruitment and retention strategies.

Lisa is on the program committee for Leadership Orange, a local organization, whose mission is to educate current and emerging leaders by providing skills to foster involvement in our community and county and knowledge to be catalysts for positive change. She was also recently chosen by the Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney to be a member of the Service Academy Selection Board, which interviews and selects qualified applicants for the U.S. Military, Air Force, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies.

A resident of Beacon, she volunteers on both the Fishkill Landing Community Association, whose goal is to guide the City of Beacon in balanced growth, and the Beacon Linkages Zone Committee, which was appointed by the mayor to help guide city planning and development.

Phone:  845-569-3166

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