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Vanguard Hires Colleen Moran as Director of Advancement
WACO, TX January 26, 2012 — Vanguard College Preparatory School today announced that Colleen Moran has been hired as the school’s director of advancement responsible for admissions, development, and alumni relations.
Most recently Moran comes to Vanguard from the University of Alabama in Huntsville where she was a regionally-based recruiter in Texas and admissions counselor. She spent the majority of her career working for the University of Arizona. Moran attended and graduated high school from Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix in May 2000, and the University of Arizona where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May 2004.
“What attracted me to Vanguard was my experience as a student in a college preparatory school,” said Moran. “I am a big believer in not only preparing for college, but also for life, and Vanguard offers both to students. Being part of this environment — which I know first-hand fosters a lifelong love of learning — is important to me.”
“Colleen’s experience both professionally and academically made her the clear choice for this position,” said Bill Borg, Vanguard’s head of school. “She has worked toward and successfully reached recruitment goals while becoming knowledgeable of the admissions practices, opportunities and guidelines of many schools and universities.”
About Vanguard College Preparatory School
With college tuition on the rise and earning a bachelor’s degree averaging six-years, the mission of Vanguard College Preparatory School may be more critical today than ever in it’s 40-year history. Vanguard offers students in grades 7-12 a full slate of academics, fine arts, non-selective sports and extracurricular activities across its college-style campus. The average size of a Vanguard senior class is a fraction of most senior classes in Central Texas; however, Vanguard has produced more National Merit Finalists than schools five to ten times its size. One-hundred percent of Vanguard graduates are accepted to colleges and universities. The classes of 2009, 2010 and 2011 received a combined $10 million in academic scholarships. Visit www.vanguard.org for more information.