The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) has appointed Claire Vanna Bruno, a higher education professional with more than 18 years of recruiting experience, as Assistant Dean of Admissions and the student life. His appointment began on July 25, 2022.
Ms. Bruno comes to Penn Vet from Villanova University’s School of Business, where she served as assistant dean of graduate admissions and oversaw that institution’s extensive recruiting plans for 12 graduate programs, including including the MBA, Executive MBA and specialized master’s programs. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Dean at Villanova in 2020, she served as that school’s Director of Graduate Admissions and Director of Diversity Initiatives. Ms. Bruno previously held admissions positions at Penn’s Wharton School and Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
As Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Life, Ms. Bruno will be responsible for providing visionary leadership to achieve strategic recruitment, retention and graduation goals. She will also oversee all aspects of admissions, financial aid, and student life. She will also lead best practices and benchmarking initiatives to measure progress toward strategic enrollment goals, as well as support student academic success.
“Claire has an exceptional track record. She brings extensive expertise in graduate admissions and first-hand knowledge of the value of inclusion and diversity efforts,” said Penn Vet Dean Gilbert S. Kahn Andrew M. Hoffman. “His belief in our relationship-oriented culture and the unique nature of our veterinary program will be key in preparing students for any career paths they invent, whether in private practice or research, academia or public policy, or a unique combination of all.”
Ms. Bruno’s most significant accomplishments at Villanova include a performance program that penetrated smaller recruiting markets in the South and Midwest regions of the United States, programming that integrated diversity and inclusion into the Villanova business school culture, and a business awareness that has accelerated employer desirability for Villanova business. Students.
“I am thrilled and honored to join Penn School of Veterinary Medicine,” said Ms. Bruno. “The school has a dynamic, forward-looking educational mission and a vision for the future of veterinary medicine. I welcome this extraordinary opportunity to work with the entire Penn Vet community to prepare our students for a world characterized by rapid medical discoveries and growing societal needs.