The College of New Rochelle Appoints Provost
President Judith Huntington of The College of New Rochelle (CNR) has announced the appointment of Dr. Dorothy Escribano to Provost of the College. Dr. Escribano has served as the College’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for the past five years.
In making the appointment, President Huntington said, “The timing of this promotion is crucial as the College launches its first comprehensive institution-wide strategic planning process which Dr. Escribano will lead and coordinate over the next 12-16 months.”
The Office of the Provost will be at the core of academic administration and planning at The College of New Rochelle. As the chief academic officer of the College, in her new position, Dr. Escribano will be charged with the overall leadership of academic affairs and fostering support for the mission of the College.
Dr. Escribano brings more than 25 years experience in higher education as an academic administrator and faculty member to this new position. During her years at CNR, she has effectively administered and improved curriculum development, faculty development, assessment, institutional and program planning, accreditation and regulatory issues and enrollment management.
Before joining CNR, Dr. Escribano held positions at Worcester State College, Clark University in Massachusetts, and at the University of Rhode Island. She also held a year-long American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship for Administrative Leadership at the University of Rhode Island, under the mentorship of its President.
Dr. Escribano has a B.A. in Spanish from Marist College, an M.A. in liberal studies from SUNY Stony Brook, an M.A. in Spanish literature from the University of Rhode Island, and her Ph.D. in Hispanic studies from Brown University.
Chairman of The College of New Rochelle Board of Trustees Michael Ambler praised the appointment of Dr. Escribano as the new Provost of the College, saying, “During her tenure at the College, Dr. Escribano has earned the trust and confidence of the entire College Community. She also is greatly respected by the higher education community. We are indeed fortunate that she has accepted President Huntington’s request to serve as our new Provost.”