Graduate Joins Admissions Team

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Graduate Joins Admissions Team

Brandon Ford, Jr. ‘15, a graduate of DePaul Cristo Rey High School’s very first class, has returned to work at his alma mater.

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Graduate Joins Admissions Team

Brandon is the new Admissions and Financial Aid Coordinator. He has taken over the role from Ed Thornton, who has been named Dean of Student Life.

Brandon now assists in the planning and execution of all enrollment initiatives, connecting with students, families, educators and community leaders to identify and recruit future DPCR students. He supports students and families through the necessary steps to apply and enroll, and guides them through the financial aid process including enrollment in the EdChoice Scholarship program.

He is a 2015 graduate of DePaul Cristo Rey and a 2020 graduate of Wilmington College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Prior to joining the DPCR staff, he worked in banking as a Homeowners Assistance Counselor and a Credit Underwriter.

“I am so happy to return to serve my alma mater in this new role and to help a new generation of students realize the value of a DePaul Cristo Rey education,” says Ford. “From my own experience, I know high school students don’t always recognize the incredible opportunities offered through DPCR’s college-prep and Corporate Work Study programs. I hope to help them see early on how this sets them up for future success.”