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A Message from President Carolyn J. Stefanco: August 2019

Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco

As we prepare for the academic year, we are excited about the addition of new leaders at The College of Saint Rose. I am proud to announce the hiring of two deans, the associate vice president and director of athletics, and the director of the new Women’s Leadership Institute and BOLD Women’s Leadership Network at Saint Rose.

Joining us is Dr. Gerald (Gerry) Lorentz, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. Dr. Lorentz previously served as faculty associate for outcomes assessment at Empire State College, and, before that, dean of the Northeast Center, one of Empire State College’s 13 colleges of arts and sciences, with approximately 1,500 full- and part-time students.
Meanwhile, the Huether School of Business has welcomed a new dean, Dr. Rajarshi V. Aroskar, CFA. Before arriving at Saint Rose, Dr. Aroskar was chair of the department of accounting and finance at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he managed an annual departmental budget of $1.4 million, as well as 15 staff and faculty colleagues, and 930 student majors.

Lori Anctil, the associate vice president and director of athletics, comes to us as a 20-year veteran of collegiate athletics, most recently at Siena College. Following the retirement of Cathy Cummings Haker in July, Anctil rose to the top of a national search pool. She has a strategic vision for Saint Rose that capitalizes on our strengths academically and athletically as we compete in the prestigious Northeast-10 Conference.

Yolanda Caldwell, director of the Women’s Leadership Institute and BOLD Women’s Leadership Network at Saint Rose, has been with us part-time since October as the BOLD director. She brings a variety of experiences to Saint Rose, including working with youth and a long corporate career as an executive with Prudential Insurance. Her office will be in the new Michelle Cuozzo Borisenok ’80 House.

I hope that you will have the opportunity to get to know our newest arrivals as they move the College toward a bright future.



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Join Us for HOME.COMING & Family Weekend

Two attendees of HOME.COMING & Family Weekend 2018 holding a Saint Rose pennant

Whether you’ve been away for three months or three decades, get ready to revisit old memories, make some new ones, and rejoice in the feeling of home.

HOME.COMING & Family Weekend is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for September 27 through 29, and check out the exciting line-up of events, including several gatherings celebrating our Golden Roses (the Class of 1969), special events for the Huether School of Business and Thelma P. Lally School of Education, alumni vs. varsity games, and more.

Check out the schedule of events (and sign up) here.

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Live Nation, House of Blues Foundation Awards Music Student With $10,000 Scholarship

Juliana Castrillon ’21, Saint Rose student, at a sound board

Juliana Castrillon ’21 is committed to making a difference for women in the male-dominated music industry. Castrillon, a music industry student from Colombia, was one of only four students nationwide who received a $10,000 scholarship from Live Nation and House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, so she’s exceptionally positioned to take on the task.

In addition to that, she is a BOLD Women’s Leadership Scholar, which helps inform her desire to make change in an industry where women have been underrepresented.

Learn more about Castrillon’s big scholarship news here.

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Sara Biancosino ’17: Business Internship Leads to Career Touchdown

Sara Biancosino '17 with others on FedExField

Behind the scenes for each football game, she books acts, ensures the cheerleaders and other entertainers are in place, produces videos, and handles social media.

A mere two years after graduating from Saint Rose, Sara Biancosino ’17, who majored in business administration with a concentration in marketing, is heading into her second NFL season with the Washington Redskins.

“As a transfer student in my sophomore year, I was afraid it would be difficult to find friends; but within a few weeks I made connections with people I still care for,” she says of her time at Saint Rose. “The personal relationships I developed mean more to me now than ever before, as each piece of advice has assisted me in my daily life.”

Read more about Biancosino here.

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