Niki Mendrinos, Ph.D. Pioneer in Higher Education
Dr. Mendrinos is considered a pioneer in the field of higher education. Her research on predicting student college success beyond the SAT/ACT standardized tests have shown that non-cognitive factors such as persistence, motivation, self-awareness and self- efficacy, among others, are the best predictors of college success. Her research has contributed to colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and Delaware moving to a policy of test-optional for admissions consideration.
In 2015, Dr. Mendrinos developed and implemented a certificate program for college access and success through Temple University’s College of Education, one of the first programs offered on the east coast. As an adjunct professor, she developed and taught one of the courses for the certificate “Strategic Enrollment Management.”
Dr. Mendrinos has been involved with the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership seminar for the past fifteen years. It is a leadership conference for select high school sophomores who possess strong leadership skills and qualities, focusing on civic engagement. Dr. Mendrinos was the President of HOBY PA East from 2015-2017. She is the President of her home association, overseeing 274 unit owners, and is an executive board member of Hellenic Hearts, a Greek-American organization that assists other Greek-American individuals suffering hardship and in financial need. They also provide scholarship opportunities for our Greek-American youth.
Dr. Mendrinos is originally from upstate New York and holds Master and Doctoral degrees from Temple University. She currently is the Vice President of Enrollment Management for both Undergraduate and Graduate Schools at Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania.