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Vincent H. Valenzuela



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Vince joined Collegewise in October 2013 to open our Princeton, New Jersey office after a 23-year career in education. After studying journalism at Monmouth University, he accepted a full-time job as an admissions counselor at his alma mater after graduation. He later spent four years as an admissions officer at Villanova University, then worked for seven years as the director of admissions for the oldest school in New Jersey, Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset.

A native of the Princeton area and winner of the coveted “Best Dressed” award for West Windsor Plainsboro South’s class of 1990, Vince estimates that he has eaten approximately 437 bacon cheesesteaks from Princeton’s famous Hoagie Haven over the course of his lifetime. When he’s not counseling, you’ll find Vince playing tennis, rooting for his beloved Giants and Islanders, and spending time with his wife, Colleen, and three kids, Andrew, Gabrielle, and Alexis.

Education & Experience

  • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Villanova
  • Former Director of Admissions, Rutgers Preparatory School
  • 1990 graduate of West Windsor Plainsboro South

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