Pérez Delivers Opening Keynote at Conference of International Admission Counselors

Advocating for Students Is the Focus of Talk by V.P. for Enrollment and Student Success

Angel Pérez
 Hartford, CT, July 21, 2015 – Angel Pérez, who joined Trinity June 1 as vice president for enrollment and student success, was the opening keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC). The event, held July 7-10 in Eugene, Oregon, at the University of Oregon, was attended by more than 1,000 high school guidance counselors and college admission counselors from around the world.

In his talk, titled “Start Where We Are: How Each of Us Can Be a Catalyst to Change the World,” Pérez shared his personal story of growing up as a first-generation, low-income student in the South Bronx, and how a high school counselor and admissions counselor fundamentally changed his life by taking a chance on him. “My speech challenged the audience to make a commitment, there and then, to use their daily work to make a difference in the world,” said Pérez. “Every student needs an advocate, and I asked the audience to be that advocate.”

Pérez came to Trinity from Pitzer College in Claremont, California, where he served as vice president and dean of admission and financial aid. He received his B.S. from Skidmore College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. Read more about Pérez here.