Jim Ventre ’79

Assistant Head for Admission and Financial Aid. "Go Big Blue!"

Assistant Head for Admission and Financial Aid

Jim Ventre ’79 received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1983. He then joined the Phillips Academy faculty as a teaching fellow in English and later became an admission counselor under Josh Miner until 1986. In 1990, after a brief time on Wall Street, he was appointed director of financial aid. Prior to his appointment as interim dean of admission in spring 2012, followed by a promotion to assistant head in 2018, Ventre concurrently served as senior associate dean and director of admission operations. 

He has served as president of the Association of Financial Aid Officers and was named Educator of the Year by the Albert G. Oliver Foundation in New York for his work with underprivileged families. He has dedicated his professional career to working with students and their families on financial aid and is particularly proud of Andover’s decision to adopt a need-blind admission policy. In addition to his responsibilities in the Office of Admission, Ventre has served as an advisor, coach and house counselor.

Have questions about the admission process? Email Jim.

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