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.