FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2023
怜悯 COLLEGE ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT
苏珊L. 教区 will join Mercy College as its 13th president on July 1, 2023.
多布斯费里，纽约 – Today, Mercy College announced that the Board of Trustees has elected 苏珊L. 教区,Ph值.D., M.S.W. the 13th president of Mercy College. Currently Dean of the College of 健康 Professions and Sentara Professor of 健康 Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. 教区 will join Mercy College as President on July 1, 2023. 博士的选择. 教区 follows a comprehensive search for a leader to succeed President Timothy L. Hall, who announced he will retire on June 30, 2023.
“Dr. 教区’s passion for equity, access and inclusion is a hallmark of her professional career, making her the right person to lead Mercy College,” 说 Joe Gantz, chairman of the Mercy College Board of Trustees. “I look forward to working with Dr. 教区 and am confident that she will continue to build upon Mercy College’s strong foundations.”
在博士. 教区的领导, the College of 健康 Professions at VCU experienced significant increases in graduate and undergraduate enrollment, 还有研究经费. 在她的领导下, the College also launched an innovative liberal arts undergraduate degree in 健康 Services in 2020 and developed new certificate programs and graduate concentrations. 在加入VCU之前, she served as dean of Bouvé College of 健康 Sciences at Northeastern University.
Dr. 教区 also has a proven track-record in fundraising. 在东北大学和弗吉尼亚大学, she partnered with a range of individual donors and foundations to create new scholarship funds, a student emergency fund, 以及对教师的支持, 健康创新, and teaching and research labs.
Over the course of her career, Dr. 教区 has been a prolific researcher primarily in the area of health disparities for people with disabilities and has garnered more than $13 million in external research funding. She has received distinctions for her teaching, mentoring and research, including: “Research Matters!” Distinguished Research Award, Arc of the United States (2009), Advocate Hero, 杰出的家长 杂志(2021), Lifetime Achievement Award, American Public 健康 Association Disability Section (2021) and Research Award, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2019).
“I am honored and delighted for the opportunity to lead Mercy College, which is laser-focused on making college affordable and accessible to all students,” Dr. 苏珊L. 教区. “I am deeply committed to Mercy’s mission of delivering exceptional educational experiences that enable students to achieve their academic and career aspirations. I look forward to working collaboratively with faculty and staff to achieve this important goal.”
Dr. 帕里什获得了B.A. in English Literature and M.S.W. 来自罗格斯大学. 她获得了博士学位.D. in Public 健康 from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a National Institutes of 健康-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. 教区 will succeed President Hall, who has served Mercy College since 2014 and will retire on June 30, 2023. Under President Hall’s leadership, Mercy has seen tremendous progress in student success outcomes with significant increases in retention and graduation rates and in efforts to close equity gaps. President Hall’s tenure is cemented by his tireless efforts of service to the College through improving career success outcomes, ensuring financial stability, solidifying the agreement with the College of New Rochelle to teach-out 1,800名学生, launching the Division of Workforce Credentialing and Community Impact and leading the College through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Trustees is deeply grateful for his commitment to Mercy’s mission and looks forward to a smooth transition in the months ahead.
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Founded in 1950 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy College is an independent, coeducational college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, 教育, 健康 and 自然科学, Liberal Arts and Social and 行为科学. The vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. The College offers campuses in 多布斯渡轮, the 布朗克斯 and 曼哈顿 as well as online offerings. For more information, visit www.怜悯.edu.