Felician University Dean Receives 2022 Mujeres Brillantes Award

RUTHERFORD, NJ – Felician University is proud to announce that Dr. Marilú Marcillo, Dean of the School of Business & Information Sciences, is the recipient of a 2022 Mujeres Brillantes Award sponsored by Prospanica New Jersey and Prudential. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, November 10, in Kiyo Hall located in the Prudential Tower Building in Newark.

Prospanica New Jersey advocates for Hispanic business professionals through education, career advancement, and leadership. The Mujeres Brillantes Awards honor Latina women who have used their acumen, professional achievements, power, and personal tenacity to advance other women, help their community, and open doors for others.

Dr. Marcillo is a champion for her students in the School of Business & Information Sciences. A first-generation college graduate from an immigrant family herself, she has brought a wealth of academic and life experience to her position from both her corporate career as a young Latina to her years in academia. Dr. Marcillo remarked, “As someone who has had the opportunity to accomplish my educational and professional goals, I recognize how important it is to help others accomplish their goals. As an educator and now as a dean it is my privilege and goal to enable the success of others.”

Under Dr. Marcillo’s leadership, Felician University is launching a cutting-edge Finance program at the undergraduate level and is pursuing new concentrations in Labor Relation in Professional Sports, Financial Education, and Analytics and Informatics. At the postgraduate level, Dr. Marcillo is directing a focus on Healthcare Management, Healthcare Informatics, and Risk Management to keep Felician graduates keenly competitive with changes in the business landscape. All programs will require experiential learning components through internships, mentorships, and job opportunities, which are critical to preparing first-gen and students of color for real-world workforce environments.

Felician University takes pride in its Felician Franciscan heritage and recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution. HSIs are accredited, post-secondary, higher educational institutions with at least 25% total full-time enrollment of Hispanic undergraduate students.

About Felician University

Felician University inspires and engages more than 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, and adult education students through programs in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business & Information Sciences, Nursing, and Education. Over the past five years, Felician University has ranked 3rd among private institutions in New Jersey for best value according to payscale.com and #1 Safest College Campus in New Jersey according to niche.com. The Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked one of the best online graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Felician University was designated as a Military Friendly School (Gold Status) for the ninth year recognizing its strong support for Veteran students. The university is recognized for its diversity as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and MSI (Minority Serving Institution), having underrepresented students comprise more than half of the student population. With campuses in Rutherford and Lodi, New Jersey, the Franciscan values of social justice, compassion, and respect for human dignity serve as an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, please visit https://felician.edu.

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