New Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Bunker Hill Community College

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Ashley Golden-Battle, Ed.D.

November 3, 2017

My career in admissions began at Mills College in Oakland, California where I was an admissions counselor. After working there for three years, I briefly attended the Ed.D. program at the University of Southern California before accepting a position in admissions and student affairs at the University of Phoenix in Oakland.  It was during my time in California that I became more committed to educational access, especially for traditionally underserved populations.

When I moved to Boston in 2012, I accepted a position at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies, where I worked with adult learners throughout the graduate school admissions process. During that time, I also had the privilege of working at length with international students. I stayed at Northeastern for three years, before moving on to become the Associate Director of Admissions at Wentworth Institute of Technology, where I began to focus on enrollment strategy at both the recruitment and applicant levels. As much as I enjoyed working with first-year college students, my own research as a doctoral student and my belief that everyone should have access to education made me reconsider my previous roles within selective college admissions. This has led to my current to role.

I started as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in Boston a little over a month ago. When I heard about the position at Bunker Hill, I was eager to continue to focus on enrollment strategies, but also to step away from selective admissions and return to an environment that was more focused on open access and the community as a whole. Visiting the campus and meeting with faculty and staff made me feel I had found my fit. I have found an institution that focuses on everything I am passionate about: access, diversity, and student-centered. During my brief time at BHCC, I have learned quite a bit about all the opportunities available for our students and cannot wait to continue to share them with all of the students I meet.

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