Former Providence College Assistant Dean of Admissions joins Bishop Hendricken
WARWICK, RI (May 25, 2021) – Fr. Robert L. Marciano, KHS ’75, President, announces the appointment of Mrs. Tricia Bergantino as Bishop Hendricken High School’s Director of Admissions, effective June 7, 2021. Bergantino replaces Mrs. Catherine Solomon who recently accepted the position of Chief Enrollment Officer at Ursuline Academy in Dedham, Massachusetts.
“We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Bergantino to our school community to lead our Admissions Office. Her faith and commitment to family and Catholic education is a gift to our school now, and in the days and years to come,” said Fr. Marciano. “This important position, as a member of the President’s Cabinet, is part of the team of strategic leaders to move us into the future. I know that Tricia will make our future as bright as, and even brighter than, our past. Our sincere gratitude to Mr. Buddy Croft ’70, the search committee chairman, and his fellow members for their excellent work in bringing Tricia to us.”
A graduate of Valdosta State University with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology, Bergantino received her Master of Education at Northeastern University. She has worked in college admissions and recruitment for over 14 years, most recently as the Assistant Dean of Admissions/Coordinator of International Admissions, DSO for Providence College since 2015.
As an educator, Bergantino is experienced and passionate about helping students and families find the “right educational and cultural fit,” calling on her diverse admissions experience from a small collegiate community of 250 students to a large research institution of over 20,000. In her career, she has processed immigration documents for students hoping to study in the United States and created onboarding programs to help students transition to collegiate life.
“As a parent, I understand the commitment families are making to a community. It is financial, academic, emotional, and spiritual,” said Bergantino. “They want to see their children supported and thriving at school. I am committed to helping families and students learn about the amazing culture at Bishop Hendricken High School where we can prepare them for their future and help them flourish as young men.”
Outside of admissions and recruitment, Bergantino also serves as VP of Advocacy and Outreach for International ACAC, where she advocates for the needs of international students and counselors. When she is not working, she enjoys being with her husband, two young children and their pets.
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