October 28, 2023

Mr. Keenan Kurihara, VP of Enrollment Management & CCO, Honored with 'Rising Star' Award by Enrollment Management Association

Over the last several years, La Salle’s enrollment has grown tremendously, allowing for the expansion of different programs and student engagement opportunities, like our Centers of Innovation. Our admissions and enrollment management progress also ensures that the school is filled with students who live out our mission and Five Core Principles. Thanks to the collective efforts of our entire school community, La Salle is at full capacity from an enrollment perspective for the first time in many years, having received over 500 admissions applications last year for only 160 spots in the incoming freshman class.

In recognition of this outstanding growth and success, Mr. Keenan Kurihara, our Vice President of Enrollment Management and Chief Communications Officer, was honored by the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) with their prestigious national “Rising Star” award. This award recognizes leaders who have spent less than 10 years in the enrollment management field who have made remarkable contributions to enrollment management and admissions within their school and the industry at large. Last month, Mr. Kurihara was recognized and accepted this award on behalf of our entire La Salle College Preparatory community.

As we continue celebrating this well-deserved recognition for La Salle, we invite you to join us for our Admissions Open House on Sunday, November 5th, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. It’s a perfect opportunity to meet Mr. Kurihara and our Admissions and Enrollment Management Team and learn more about La Salle’s many programs and opportunities that provide students to Learn, Serve and Lead.

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La Salle College Preparatory was founded in 1956. Today, we are the only truly diverse and co-educational Catholic high school in Pasadena.