Angel B. Pérez was appointed as Trinity’s vice president for enrollment and student success on November 20, 2014, and he joined the College on June 1, 2015. In this senior-level position, Pérez is responsible for the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Institutional Research and Planning, and Career Development, as well as for student retention. He is focused on assuring that Trinity enrolls, funds, and supports a geographically, ethnically, academically and socioeconomically diverse student body and strategizes around their collective success on campus. Pérez is actively engaged in research and teaching. He works with Trinity College students to conduct research on alternative evaluation measures that predict success in college and teaches in Educational Studies. During the summer, he also serves as a visiting international faculty member at Rikkyo University, Trinity's partner in Japan. He comes to Trinity from Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in California, where he served as vice president and dean of admission and financial aid.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the South Bronx, Pérez is an education administrator, author, speaker, teacher, and student advocate. He has served in secondary and higher education leadership positions on both coasts of the United States and travels globally to speak on issues of American education. His research interests include international education, the operationalization of institutional mission, college access, and student success. His most recent Huffington Post article about how to succeed in college can be found here
. His passion for expanding educational access led him to challenge traditional notions of predicting success in college. He writes about some of the changes he's brought to Trinity here
Pérez is a Fulbright alumnus (France) and serves on the U.S. Scholar Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Scholar Program, as well as various other advisory leadership positions with organizations including The College Board, The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and the Hartford Youth Scholars. He currently serves as a Trustee at United World College in Costa Rica and The Berkshire School in Massachusetts. He has received several prestigious awards, including the National Association for College Admission Counseling's John B. Muir Editor Award for most significant contribution to NACAC's Journal of College Admission, two awards from Claremont Graduate University for excellence in the study of higher education, and several counseling association awards for his leadership on behalf of low-income, first-generation college students.
Pérez holds a B.S. from Skidmore College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University.