Dr. Zachary Maggio is a higher education scholar and graduate enrollment manager with over 20 years of experience supporting schools and programs in their strategic enrollment planning.
Dr. Maggio’s expertise and experience spans a wide range across the prospect and student lifecycle, from recruitment marketing to predictive enrollment modeling and beyond. His approach to recruitment is deeply rooted in evidence-based decision making, seeking to leverage robust data and key performance indicators to evaluate the efficacy of specific tactics and continuously refine them. At the same time, he works to engender a holistic, person-centered approach to the important work of recruitment, always centering the unique opportunities and experiences each person brings and recognizing the important role graduate programs play in the lives and careers of our students.
Prior to joining YSN, Dr. Maggio spent 15 years at New York University, where he helped launch a new school of public health, serving as a member of the inaugural dean’s senior leadership team while designing and implementing new admissions and financial aid policies and procedures. As the chief admissions, financial aid, and enrollment officer of a school enrolling over 1,000 graduate students, he was responsible for attracting a qualified and diverse cohort each year while ensuring that the school’s strategic enrollment plan aligned with its academic and financial goals. Prior to joining NYU, he worked in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Maggio earned his bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in philosophy and public policy from the London School of Economics, where his master’s thesis examined the goals and uses of affirmative action policies in higher education admissions. He earned his PhD in higher education at NYU, where his dissertation explored possible influences of state policy on particular institutional forms of private higher education. His higher education research has focused on comparative models of higher education systems, including the relationship between state policy and institutional performance.