Marilee Jones is PRISMS’ Dean of Admissions and College Placement. One of the nation’s most experienced College Admissions Deans and a highly regarded thought leader in the college admissions process, Marilee was the MIT Dean of Admissions from 1998 to 2007 and an admissions professional for over 30 years.
Marilee is uniquely qualified to offer advice on effective admissions to both colleges/universities and to parents. She is a sought after speaker, consultant and author and is a national spokesperson on the changes in today’s college admissions climate, speaking out against the pressures it induces in both students and parents. She has been featured on CBS, National Public Radio, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and profiled in USA Today, the Associated Press and the New York Times. She is the co-author of the book, “Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions and Beyond.”
In addition to her admissions expertise, Marilee has been an effective manager, coach and mentor to hosts of higher educational professionals and has consulted to organizations on a range of leadership issues including building high performance teams and leading a multi-generational workforce.
Marilee has served on many professional boards including the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, the College Board, Women in Engineering Programs Advisory Network and the Independent Educational Consultant Association. She has been a faculty member of the Harvard Summer Institute for College Admissions instructing admissions and guidance professionals, and has given hundreds of presentations and keynote speeches across the country and in Europe. Marilee is the recipient of MIT’s highest award for administrators, the ‘MIT Excellence Award for Leading Change,’ as well as the ‘Gordon Y. Billard Award’ and the ‘Infinite Mile Award for Leadership’. She is a standing member of the College Admissions Committee for the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).