The Dean’s Writings

Advice for Students and Parents

Want to Get Into College? Learn to Fail Education Week, January 2012
College Admissions Strategies: Don’t Listen to Friends, and More Washington Post, March 2010
How to Realistically Focus Your College Search Washington Post, February 2010
College Admissions’ Wrenching Ins and Outs Los Angeles Times, April 2009

Thought Leadership in Higher Education

Becoming an Admissions Dean Inside Higher Ed, November 2013
From Where I Sit – Admission attaches Times Higher Education, January 2013
Higher Education for the Public Good Journal of College Admission, Winter 2012
Waiting for the Incredible Hulk Inside Higher Ed, November 2010
How College Affects Identity Construction Journal of College Admission, Winter 2008
I’m Tired, and So Are You Chronicle of Higher Education, November 2008
The Hispanic Presidency in Academia The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, August 2005

Angel_PerezAngel B. Perez, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Angel has served in education leadership positions on both the east and west coasts of the U.S. He holds degrees from Skidmore College, Columbia University and is completing a PhD at Claremont Graduate University. He travels globally to speak on issues of American education and is passionate about the transformative power of a liberal arts education. Angel teaches in the College Counseling Certification Program of UCLA and recently served as a fellow at the Bowen Institute for Higher Education Policy. Angel was recently awarded an International Educator’s Fulbright to France. His writing is often featured in publications where he tackles issues affecting students in higher education.