Melissa Present

Chief Enrollment Officer


As chief enrollment officer, Missy Present oversees JTS’s enrollment strategy, leading the admissions department in the recruitment of students, management of prospective student events, and relationships with key partners. She advises the senior administration on all enrollment-related matters. During her tenure as director of enrollment management, Missy increased new student enrollment, expanded institutional partnerships, enhanced recruitment marketing, and implemented a new technology solution that manages the full spectrum of the JTS admissions process. Under her leadership, the enrollment operation was awarded a commendation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Prior to joining JTS in 2009, Missy held various human resource positions at Hillel’s Schusterman International Center in Washington, DC, where she served as the lead professional for early-career talent recruitment and managed the executive coaching and leadership development programs. She holds a BA from the George Washington University.