Maria Baschshi, B.A.

Senior Director of Admissions


B.S., Human Resources Management, University of Las Vegas, Nevada, 1997

B.A., Business Management, University of Las Vegas, Nevada, 1991


Maria Baschshi is the Senior Director of Admissions, she joined Westcliff University in 2017.  She has 20+ years of experience in the postsecondary education industry. Multi-disciplinary background in admissions, career services, sales, retention, regulatory compliance in the position of increasing leadership responsibility in a metric and compliance-driven environment. 

Her experience includes managing admissions and career services at the campus and regional levels.  Maria’s career in education started with the Art Institute of Las Vegas/EDMC, Le Cordon Blue/CEC and Kaplan Higher Education Corporation/KHEC.

Currently, at Westcliff University Maria is responsible for Admissions (enrollments and starts) revenue and contribution goals each year and student population growth in the onsite and online division across all programs.  At the same time, she oversees the Career Services Department.  This includes career readiness and job placements of students and graduates for both domestic and international students.  Compliance and accreditation concerns as well as policy and procedure development for the department.  She has built high-performance teams, with an exceptional ability to generate and implement creative and efficient solutions leading to successful outcomes.