ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE IN COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES
Diane B. Call (Ed.D., M.A.’83, M.A. ’71) retired from Queensborough Community College after a distinguished 47-year career, most recently as President.
ADULT EDUCATION GUIDED INTENSIVE STUDY
Ellen Scully-Russ (Ed.D. ’10, M.A. ’96) was named Chair of the Human and Organizational Learning Department at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University.
ADULT LEARNING & LEADERSHIP
Ruth Gotian (Ed.D. ’17) was appointed Assistant Dean for Mentoring and Chief Learning Officer at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Mentoring Academy.
Yolanda Borras (M.A. ’98) has received a Parents’ Choice Award, International Latino Book Award and Dragonfly Book Award for her Spanish-language songbooks and music for young children.
Kecia Hayes (M.A., M.Ed. ’96) was appointed the new Executive Director of the Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center (DDC) at Columbia College.
David L. Baad (M.A. ’07) was appointed Head of School at The Episcopal School of Dallas.
Sunny Sue Chang Jonas (M.Ed. ’06) was named the new Assistant Principal of Congress Park School in Brookfield and Ogden Avenue School in La Grange, both in Illinois.
HIGHER & POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
Michael “Mitch” Elgarico (M.A.’06) was appointed Dean of Undergraduate Admission at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.
Whitney Green (M.A. ’13) received the Le Marteleur Award for Distinguished Service from the Columbia Engineering Young Alumni Board.
Rebecca Kwee (M.A. ’18) co-designed the BestFit App which won NYU’s Algorithm for Change competition. The app connects high school students with nearby peer mentors who provide authentic dialogue about college (see page 31).
Conor McLaughlin (M.A. ’07) accepted the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Higher Education & Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
TC’s Vice President for Development & External Affairs, Suzanne M. Murphy (M.Ed. ’99, M.A. ’96), was named the new Chairperson of the Kingsborough Community College Foundation.
Thomas P. Rock (Ed.D. ’02), TC’s Vice Provost for Student Affairs, was selected for a Fulbright Award in the 2018 program for International Education Administrators to Japan.
INQUIRY IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE
Carol D. Birks (Ed.D. ’13, M.Ed. ’11) received the Neag School of Education Alumni Board’s 2018 Outstanding Professional Award.
Delores Friedman (Ed.D. ’93) published her debut novel Wildflowers.
Beth Devine (M.A. ’12) joined Stack Overflow as a User Experience Researcher in June 2018.
ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY – EXECUTIVE
Wordna Meskheniten (M.A. ’18) was named Senior Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Special Advisor to the President of The Wilderness Society.
PRIVATE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Eduardo “Tony” Alleyne (M.A. ’10) was named one of Delaware Business Times’ “40 under 40” awardees and received the 2018 University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Recent Alumni Award.
Joy Seth Hurd IV (M.A. ’13) was named the new Head of School at Lake Forest Country Day School in Illinois.
Alex Northrup (M.Ed. ’11) was selected as the new Anna Greenway Griswold ’33 Faculty Chair at Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia.
SOCIAL-ORGANIZAT IONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Tanya Mehta (M.A. ’00) recently celebrated 10 years leading Silicon Valley-based executive coaching firm Transverse Leadership.
PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING LEADERSHIP
Joseph Mason (M.Ed. ’17) was named the new Principal at Urban Prep Academy’s Englewood campus.
Nancy Nassr (M.A. ’16) was promoted to Head of School at The Ancona School in Chicago, Illinois.
STUDENT PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
Leah Brown-Johnson (M.A. ’98) was appointed as the Director of The Center for Innovation in Teaching to Enhance Learning at Bloomfield College in NJ.
Krishna Walker (M.A. ’98) was selected for the 2018 Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship Program.