Felician College's First Secular President Has Big Plans For One Of N.J.'S Smallest Schools

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The first time Anne Prisco stepped onto Felician College’s campus, the veteran college administrator was undercover.

Her disguise: A helpful aunt looking for a college for her California-based niece.

Her true mission: Scope out the small New Jersey college that invited her to apply to be its new president.

Using her maiden name, Prisco took a campus tour, chatted with the student tour guide, rode the shuttle bus and walked through a dorm. After a few hours, she concluded the 2,200-student Catholic college in suburban Bergen County seemed like a good fit.

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