Matthew X. Fissinger
Matt Fissinger currently serves as Director of Undergraduate Admission at Loyola Marymount University. Prior to coming to LMU in 1990, Matt worked for 14 years in various capacities on the Admission staff at his alma mater, Boston College.
In addition to his responsibilities in admission, which include managing marketing, recruitment, and selection at LMU, Matt is a member of the Enrollment Management Leadership team at LMU, with involvement in the development and implementation of strategic financial aid packaging and in efforts to optimize retention. He is also responsible for New Student Orientation.
Matt is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Conference of Jesuit Admission Directors (CJAD). He is a frequent presenter on a variety of admission related topics both at professional meetings and at local school and community programs. He participated in a panel at the 2007 NACAC conference in Austin, TX in which he and the other panelists discussed their experiences as parents going through the college admission process with their children.
Another area of interest for Matt is the effort to demystify and distress the admission process for prospective students. His essay, Students, You are Important, and You Can Take Control is published in Lloyd Thacker’s 2004 College Unranked, and he frequently speaks on this topic to parents and students. In conjunction with LMU’s Equity Scorecard project and as a member of the project’s writing team, he has written and presented on LMU’s work in the areas of diversity, access and equity.
Matt holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a master’s in Higher Education, both from Boston College.