Nikhil Kumar `05, MS `09
Vice President, Undergraduate Enrollment Management
What being an alumnus means to me...
“Manhattanville is truly a special place for me. It was my home away from home. The support systems, nurturing environment and small campus community truly has influenced and helped shape my perspective today. Not to mention, I was lucky enough to meet my wife (Abbey Lombardo-Kumar ’04, M.Ed. ’10) during my time at the college.
Over the years first as a student and now in a role to help make a positive impact on the students and college community as a whole, I have been fortunate to be given the opportunity and am excited to help continue the strong tradition and values we embody as an institution.
I wouldn’t replace my collegiate experience for anything and will always be a Valiant!”
Nikhil Kumar ’05, MS ’09 is the Vice President of Undergraduate Enrollment Management at Manhattanville College. He is responsible for overseeing all admissions, retention and financial aid strategies for the College at the undergraduate level.
Kumar has been involved with Manhattanville admissions since 2005. In 2009, he became the Director of Graduate Admissions where he oversaw enrollment for the graduate business and professional programs, new business development, corporate partnerships, major business career fairs, and brand awareness promotion through comprehensive marketing and recruitment strategies. He also helped to launch and sustain the very successful Sport Business Management Program, and managed all aspects of the graduate admissions department.
Recently, Kumar worked closely with Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid to master the intricacies of the College’s financial aid leveraging model and its international recruitment process.
He also served as the Head Men’s Golf Coach leading the team to the program's first national ranking, GCAA/Farmers Insurance Division III National Academic Championship, and three NCAA tournament appearances. In addition, Kumar is a three-time Conference Coach of the Year and served on numerous regional and national boards.