Diane Recinos, Ed.D.

Diane Recinos, Ed.D. was appointed President of Berkeley College in March 2022. She had served as Interim President since October 2021. Dr. Recinos is committed to helping students reach their full potential with an education that leads to a career. Career readiness is at the core of Berkeley College’s mission, and according to Dr. Recinos, the direction of higher education in today’s economy.

Throughout her career, Dr. Recinos has been on the frontlines of serving students – and is their biggest advocate. She views leadership as “putting yourself in a place to mentor students.” Her priorities are to focus on sustainable strategic initiatives and to ensure that students have access to quality support services and career possibilities.

A trusted and respected higher education leader, Dr. Recinos has mentored students for three decades. She began her career at Berkeley in 1992 as Director of Financial Aid and took on expanded roles in technology and analytics. As Senior Vice President, Student Success and Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management, her leadership has spanned Campus Operations, Admissions, Marketing, Student Development and Campus Life, Disability Services, Career Services, Academic Advisement, the Office of the Registrar, Institutional Effectiveness, and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

One of the primary roles of higher education, according to Dr. Recinos, is to prepare students for an evolving remote and digital workforce. Berkeley College has been at the forefront of online education for 24 years and is widely recognized as a leader in distance learning. Under Dr. Recinos’ leadership, Berkeley College continues to maximize its learning efforts.

Dr. Recinos volunteers her time as a peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She served as a board member for the American Conference on Diversity, the Woodbridge Economic Development Corporation and the Woodbridge Special Improvement District, and Chairwoman of the Board of the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce. She is a fellow of Lead New Jersey. Dr. Recinos was named to City & State New York’s 2022 Higher Education Power 100 list, featuring the most influential leaders of New York’s colleges and universities. The New York City YWCA Academy of Women Leaders recognized Dr. Recinos for her leadership and achievements in 2011. In 2016, NJBIZ named Dr. Recinos one of the Best 50 Women in Business. She is also a recipient of the William E. Short Community Service Award and the Arthur L. Walton, Jr. Award for Executive Leadership from her alma mater, St. John Fisher College.

Dr. Recinos holds a Doctorate in Education from St. John Fisher College, a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from Wagner College, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Davis and Elkins College.

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