Francis “Frank” C. Crouse, Jr.

Dr. Francis “Frank” C. Crouse, Jr., Vice President for Enrollment Management/ Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

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Francis “Frank” C. Crouse, Jr.
A.S., Mount Aloysius College
B.A., B.A., M.Ed., Saint Francis University
Ph.D., Benedictine University
  • Department:
    • Enrollment Management Administration
    • Enrollment Management
  • Campus Location: Admin 111
  • Telephone: 814-886-6383 or text 814-619-0235
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Dr. Frank Crouse, Jr. holds a doctoral degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the College of Education and Health Sciences at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois (Suburban Chicago).  His doctoral research and dissertation was based on rural high school students and college search and college choice.  Rural student outreach remains a passion for Dr. Crouse who was a rural, first-generation college student himself.  He has three undergraduate degrees (A.S., B.A., B.A.) in Liberal Arts, Political Science and Pre-Law and Comprehensive Social Studies/Education from Mount Aloysius College and Saint Francis University, respectfully. Dr. Crouse holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University where he completed a 12 credit practicum in Student Affairs in Higher Education under the direction of a Vice President for Student Affairs.

In April 2001, Dr. Crouse was named chief enrollment officer of Mount Aloysius College.  He has been involved with higher education and executive administration for approximately 22 years and he has been affiliated with Mount Aloysius College since 1991. Dr. Crouse is the longest tenured member of the President Executive Team and is responsible for the cultivation, development, implementation, enhancement and management of all admissions, financial aid, recruitment, outreach, and enrollment programs that support the College’s Strategic Plan as well as the Operational Plan. The Offices of Freshmen Admissions, Transfer and Adult Admissions, Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Enrollment Processing Center, and the functions of On-Line Program Enrollment, Dual Enrollment, and Telecounseling compose the Enrollment Management Division. Dr. Crouse is Co-Chair of the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee at the College and a past Chair of the Retention Leadership Team. During his time at Mount Aloysius College, Dr. Crouse launched the Mercy Presidential Scholarship Program in 2002, a program designed to enroll high academic achievers and student leaders to the College. The Mercy Presidential Scholarship Program since has enrolled 17 traditional freshmen cohorts of approximately 30 students each fall.  Additionally, Dr. Crouse and the Retention Task-Force implemented the Mount Aloysius Academic Preparation Program (MAAPP). The program was designed to give first generation, rural, and urban students an earlier introduction to the College upon enrolling as freshmen and to get to the “Starting Line” earlier.  Students in the program arrive one week early prior to start of freshmen year for academic preparation, orientation, and advisement.  The highly successful MAAPP program has enrolled 13 freshmen cohorts since 2005.

Dr. Crouse is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers (PACCAO).  He is also a member of the College Board, the National Research Center for College and University Admissions, National Association of College Admissions Counselors, and National Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers.  He has presented American Catholic Higher Education to students and parents in Montreal and Quebec City, Canada and the Caribbean Islands; including USA Territory, Puerto Rico.  Dr. Crouse has also presented at the National Small College Enrollment Conference hosted in the Southern States each summer.  He has served the Portage Area School District Strategic Planning Committee, volunteers with his Catholic Parish and past member of the Parish Council.  Dr. Crouse is a member of the Johnstown Area School District Health Science Committee and volunteers with Goodwill Industries, Food Banks, American Heart Association, and has worked with the Catholic High Schools in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese in developing recruitment plans.  Dr. Crouse is an active member of his high school’s National Alumni Association where he is President of his senior class.  He is also a  member of the Mount Aloysius College National Alumni Association and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012.

Dr. Crouse wants students to benefit from Mount Aloysius College! Please feel free to call him anytime! Come and visit Mount Aloysius College soon! Mount Aloysius College is your Starting Line!!!

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