Iona University’s SVP for Enrollment and Student Affairs Delivers Keynote at Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals Millennial and Gen Z Awards
Greenwich, Conn. - Iona University’s Kevin O’Sullivan, SVP for Enrollment and Student Affairs, delivered the keynote address last night at the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals Millennial and Gen Z Awards. He spoke about the importance of relationship management, mentorship and taking risks.
“Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled. In order to be successful, you have to be willing to make bold decisions,” said O’Sullivan, who spearheads Iona’s enrollment efforts and has generated a remarkable 30 percent spike in new student enrollment over the past three years. “I see a lot of organizations in our industry get ‘paralysis by analysis,’ or so rigidly connected to their strategic plans that they neglect to take advantage of strategic opportunities, like Iona has with the acquisition of our new Bronxville campus.”
One of the honorees included Iona alumna Joanna Ziegelbauer ʼ14, ʼ15MBA, A&A Sustainability Manager at Deloitte in Stamford, Conn.
Matt Scott, Fox 61 weekday meteorologist served as the emcee for the event, held at Greenwich Hyatt. Over one hundred people attended the event.
Millennials represent half of the workforce and it’s predicted that by 2025, Gen Z will make up about 27% of the workforce in the world. Many individuals from this generation are coming of age and establishing their place in society. The awards celebrated this new era and recognized 14 individuals who are leaving their footprints in the technology and business communities of Westchester and Fairfield counties.
Offering advanced degrees, business certificates, accelerated programs and even a fully online MBA program, Iona has a proud legacy of transforming lives through education and boosting the earning power of its graduates. With two campuses in New Rochelle and Bronxville, Iona offers a wide range of degrees in the LaPenta School of Business, School of Arts & Science, NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Explore more at iona.edu today.
Founded in 1940, Iona University is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre New Rochelle campus and 28-acre Bronxville campus are just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2021.” Iona University also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility. In July 2021, Iona University and NewYork-Presbyterian announced the establishment of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, to be principally located on the University’s new campus in Bronxville, N.Y. Supported by a $20 million gift from NewYork-Presbyterian, the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences offers a new vision for collaborative health care education, modern workforce development, and community care. On July 1, 2022, Iona officially changed its status from College to University, reflecting the growth of its academic programs and the prestige of an Iona education.