Who's Who Top Educators

Paul Ferrise

Title: President
Company: St. Paul’s School of Nursing
Location: Middlebury, Connecticut, United States

Paul Ferrise, president at St. Paul’s School of Nursing, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

Mr. Ferrise has established himself as a prominent figure in the realm of education, assuming the role of president at Saint Paul’s School of Nursing in 2018. With a student body exceeding 800, he directs the institution’s affairs, ensuring the delivery of top-tier education. His purview extends to managing faculty qualifications, class scheduling, and the seamless operation of various departments, including admissions, financial aid, and career services. Moreover, he extends his oversight to the Staten Island campus while ensuring adherence to state and federal regulations.

Before his tenure at Saint Paul’s, Mr. Ferrise served as the vice president of operations at Vatterott Educational Centers Inc. from 2016 to 2018, where his adept strategies streamlined operations across multiple campuses. As division president at Premier Education Group from 2014 to 2016, and senior vice president from 2004 to 2013, he spearheaded strategic initiatives to enhance educational programs and student services. His foundational experience as chief operations officer at DPT Business School from 2002 to 2004 equipped him with invaluable insights into operational management and policy implementation.

Mr. Ferrise’s educational journey commenced at Saint Bonaventure University, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature in 1977 and 1980, respectively. This academic background kindled his initial passion for teaching and furnished him with a broad perspective crucial throughout his four-decade administrative career in higher education. His trajectory from an English composition professor to a college president is underscored by the unwavering support of his family, particularly his wife’s encouragement. Recognized for his exceptional leadership, he is a member and past president of the Connecticut Association of Career Schools and was honored with the Circle of Excellence Award from Education Affiliates, further cementing his legacy in the field.

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