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Winnicker, Alex

Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

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Winnicker, Alex

Director of Admissions & Financial Aid


MEd, Athletic Administration, Endicott College

MA, Organizational Communication, Kean University

BA, History, Pennsylvania State University

If you were a superhero, what powers would you have and why?
Not a powers guy, rather be Batman - lots of money and all kinds of cool gadgets.

What is one thing you've learned from students?

Question everything.

What did you want to be growing up?

Happy – simple as that.

What draws you to working with students?

The ability to make a difference molding an individual and seeing them grow.

Prior to his current role, Alex served as the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at Mater Dei Prep, an independent high school located in Middletown, NJ, where he increased the volume of inquiries and applicants significantly. His preparation for the role at Mater Dei stemmed from his time at Kean University, where he was Director of the KEANetwork, responsible for solidifying partnerships with businesses and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of building relationships, recruiting students and issuing tuition discounts.

Before his career in admissions, Alex served for 15 years in athletic administration at several NCAA Division III institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, and as an executive leader in the nonprofit sector. In addition, he has taught higher education courses on a broad range of topics; currently, he teaches collegiate online courses in communication. These endeavors, coupled with a master’s degree in Organizational Communication – with a focus on Leadership – have shaped Alex’s approach to his work, leadership style and focus on team dynamics.

Alex also consults with clients on leadership development and team-building and holds vast experience developing, delivering and facilitating large-scale programs to a wide array of individuals, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). He has served as a Certified Authorized Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Partner and Trainer since 2016.

A native of Michigan, Alex holds an M.A. in Organizational Communication from Kean University in Union, NJ, and an M.Ed. in Athletic Administration from Endicott College in Massachusetts. He is also a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a B.A. in History.