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Ursuline Names New Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

Ursuline Academy is pleased to announce that Jessica Nugent Bailey has been named Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, effective July 1, 2023.

“Jessica brings so many strengths and perspectives to her new position in leading our Admissions program,” said Dr. Andrea Shurley, Principal. “She is a highly accomplished and enthusiastic professional who will carry forward our strong tradition of attracting and retaining outstanding students.”

Experienced in both independent and public secondary school education, Ms. Bailey has been a member of the Ursuline English faculty since 2016. She has also served in school administration as Sophomore Grade Dean since the role was introduced in 2018. And, she is a proud Ursuline alumna, Class of 1999.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to cultivate and perpetuate the profound impact our school has had on the total development of young women,” Ms. Bailey said. “I look forward to more broadly sharing my love and commitment to Ursuline, while taking a constructive hand in its future.”

Ms. Bailey earned her B.A. in English from Loyola Marymount University and also holds a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policies Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington.

In welcoming Jessica Bailey to Admissions, Ursuline says goodbye to Ashley Rae Mathis, who departs the Academy at the end of this school year to begin her own new role as Head of School at Notre Dame High School in San Jose, CA. With gratitude for her many accomplishments while at Ursuline, the Academy wishes Ms. Mathis much success in her new leadership position.