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New York educator to head Stamford campus
May 3, 1999

Jacquelyn Joseph-Silverstein, associate provost at St. John's University, New York, has been named director of the Stamford campus, effective July 15. She will also hold the title of associate vice chancellor.

"With Jacquelyn's appointment as permanent director and associate vice chancellor, we signal the official beginning of the new era for the Stamford campus," said Fred Maryanski, vice chancellor for academic administration.

Joseph-Silverstein, who was appointed associate provost of St. John's in 1995, has been responsible for issues related to student advising, development and retention, laboratory safety and animal care. She also developed a program review process to ensure that the curriculum at St. John's was up-to-date and achieving identified goals and has worked on enrollment management issues.

She also served as the university's liaison with the New York State Education Department.

Prior to her tenure as associate provost, she served for one year as acting dean of St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, responsible for 350 faculty and 2,100 undergraduate students.

At St. John's, she chaired a number of University-wide committees, both academic and non-academic, including the Research Advisory Committee.

Joseph-Silverstein, whose academic specialty is cell biology, also has held a position as tenured associate professor in St. John's Department of Biological Sciences and has six years of experience directing a funded research program.

The Stamford campus offers six undergraduate degree programs through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a master's and executive master's degree in business administration, a Ph.D. program in education, and a variety of other programs through the Division of Extended and Continuing Education. It is also the site of the Connecticut Information Technology Institute, a collaborative program with area businesses to offer technology education.

Appointed after a national search, Joseph-Silverstein takes over from Curtiss Porter, who has served as interim director since September 1997.

Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu