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Cezar Mesquita Named New Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Antioch College

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – June 29, 2011 – President Mark Roosevelt has named Cezar O. Mesquita, director of admissions at The College of Wooster, as Antioch’s new dean of admissions and financial aid.

Mesquita’s appointment is the result of an intense nationwide search that began in the spring. To date, Antioch’s admission office has been led by alumna Kristen Pett '90, who serves as special assistant to the president for enrollment.

At Wooster since 2009, Mesquita developed, deployed and managed an operating budget of $1.4 million, supervised admission counselors and administrative staff, and coordinated elements of an integrated marketing, recruitment and enrollment plan.

Mesquita has also served as director of admission at Doane College (2006-2009), and held several positions at the University of Denver (2000-2006), including director of diversity enrollment, interim director of admission, and assistant director of admission.

He was the interim executive director and an assistant director of the Latin American Educational Foundation (1998-2000), a 60-year-old Denver-based nonprofit that provides Hispanics in Colorado with access to higher education.

Mesquita earned a B.A. in Spanish, with minors in French, international affairs and Portuguese, at the University of Nebraska. He earned an M.A. in Latin American studies at the University of Alabama.

About Antioch College

A private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students beginning in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is now completely independent of Antioch University, the multi-campus system it founded.

Gariot P. Louima 

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