Karla Vargas joins the Admission Office as Director of Enrollment Management. Karla brings to the role extensive expertise and experience in admission, financial aid, and marketing for independent schools, boarding schools and undergraduate, graduate, and online programs.
Karla began her career in education at Mercersburg Academy, where she taught Spanish, lived in a dorm, and served as Director of the ESLPlus Summer Language Enrichment Program. From there, she moved into graduate school enrollment, serving as Director of Financial Aid at Cornell Law School and then at the University of Chicago Law School. She broadened her experience while Assistant Vice President of Traditional Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX, before serving as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT.
Most recently, Karla was Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, MS, where she oversaw the recruitment and retention of 1,150 students in pre-K3 through 12th grade.
Karla earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Western New Mexico University. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Marketing from Cornell University.
Karla, her husband, Rusty, nephew, Joaquin, and her three dogs live on campus.