Toni Riley

Toni RileyToni Riley
Director of Admissions
Alaska Pacific University

Professional Background
Toni Riley grew up in Bowling Green, Ohio before moving to North Carolina where she completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees at UNC-Charlotte. Upon moving to New Orleans, Louisiana for her PhD she began working in graduate admissions at the University of New Orleans before starting work for Tulane University Admissions Office as their Diversity & Access Recruitment Coordinator. From there she moved on to Loyola University where she served as the Associate Director of Diversity, Access and Inclusion. Since, she has served in various enrollment management capacities before settling into her newest role as the Director of Admissions at Alaska Pacific University.  

Educational Background
PhD Candidate - Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership
Grand Canyon University

MA - Master of Arts, U.S. History, Social, Urban, and Communal History, 2013
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

BA - Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, 2011
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Why are you serving on the Faculty Advisory Committee?
“GWI has always been my favorite and most meaningful conference in admission--since the first very first time I attended. My small groups always made a big impact on my experience. I felt I was able to express my thoughts, beliefs and feelings freely while receiving advice and wisdom from some of the most cherished admissions professionals of color. These very people have become my greatest mentors. Providing me not just the tools, but the strength, to continue pushing forward in this profession. I am passionate about making this same impact on my small group attendees and other participants of GWI. I aim to showcase the various pathways that are available in enrollment management, provide a knowledge of resources and people that are available to aid in their successes, and also serve as a consistent support system when necessary.”

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