DESPITE CONTINUED NATIONAL TRENDS in the lower number of
applicants to law school, Western New England University School
of Law has met its enrollment goals for the past two years. The
Admissions Office is the gateway to the School, making the all-important first connection with prospective students inquiring
about the JD program and remaining connected to them via an
integrated stream of communications. This past spring, the School
of Law was pleased to promote Amy Mangione to the post of
Assistant Dean and Director of Law Admissions. Dean Mangione
served as Assistant Director of Law Admissions from 2009 until
her new appointment. She reports directly to Michael Johnson,
Associate Dean for Law Student Affairs and Enrollment Planning.
The Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions is the Chief
Admissions Officer at the School of Law. A senior member of the
administrative staff, the Assistant Dean works with the Dean and
faculty members, including the Admissions Committee, to assist
in the development and implementation of the School’s admissions
program and further its mission.
Dean Mangione has spent the past six years in law admissions
roles. Prior to joining the staff at Western New England University,
she served as an Alumni Admissions Recruiter for Quinnipiac
University School of Law. She holds a J.D. from Quinnipiac and
a B.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal
Justice. She is admitted to the Bar in New York and Connecticut.
“When the School of Law needed a new leader in Admissions,
Amy not only stepped in, she stepped up,” said Dean Eric Gouvin.
“She knows the Admissions process inside and out, yet she also
brings her own fresh ideas and enthusiasm to her new position.
With Amy and Michael, we not only have a vision for where our
Admissions efforts can take us, they are already making strides
to get us there.”
This fall, you will find Dean Mangione both in the Admissions
Office and on the road recruiting students for next year’s class.
Together with Dean Johnson, they are immediately mapping out
new recruitment strategies to further the School’s reach and reputation, including the launch of a dynamic new website later this
fall. As she looks toward the future, Dean Mangione is reaching
out to the School’s past to invite more alumni to take an active role
in sharing the Western New England University story with people
they encounter who are considering attending law school.
“There are simple ways for alumni to play a role in helping us
to attract the best and brightest students who will excel in our pro-fessionally-focused learning environment,” said Dean Mangione.
“They can do this formally or informally, by sharing their own personal experiences with prospects. The positive experience and
success of our graduates is the most compelling story we can tell
School of Law Administration
Makes Key Appointments
Amy Mangione, Assistant Dean and Director of Law Admissions