Tag: Nassau Community College
Jermaine Williams, a vice president of a community college in Massachusetts, has been named the new leader of Nassau Community College.
The discoveries come as members of the Jewish community and other minority groups have expressed concern over the apparent rise of hate crimes since the Nov. 8 presidential election.
A Garden City attorney was arrested last week for allegedly running a kickback scheme that garnered $1.7 million in fraudulent Medicaid claims to drug-treatment companies he ran, authorities said.
Two lawyers from Plainview were recently nominated to run in the Nov. 8 special election to fill the seat vacated by Nassau County Legis. Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) when she died last month. Democrats tapped Arnold Drucker, 59, a Nassau Community College (NCC) trustee who has a Queens-based private law practice. Republicans picked Louis Imbroto, 32, associate general counsel at Nassau University Medical Center, who previously served as Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Oyster Bay.
Oakdale-based Dowling College, which announced and then cancelled its closure earlier this month amid negotiations with an investor, is slated to lose its accreditation on Aug. 31, according to its oversight agency. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education voted last week to withdraw accreditation for the struggling private, nonprofit liberal arts college following a two-year review, the Philadelphia-based agency said in a statement Tuesday. Students, professors and alumni were shocked by the latest development. The next move for the college, which has been in talks with British college investment company Global University Systems (GUS), is unclear.
Long Island’s biggest export is its college students, the old joke goes, but the region has more than a dozen institutions where students can earn degrees in virtually any field of study. From small specialty colleges to large research universities, there are plenty of options for students to stay local. Many of LI’s colleges and universities have dorms that allow for students to transfer here from elsewhere. But matching a student with the right school can be a daunting task. Here to make the process of deciding easier is the Press’ Ultimate Guide to Long Island Colleges and Universities:
Outgoing Farmingdale State College President W. Hubert Keen was named the new leader of Nassau Community College, which has struggled for four years to find a replacement for its previous top official. The State University of New York confirmed Thursday that the 71-year-old educator will resume leadership of NCC, the state’s largest single-campus two-year school boasting 22,000 students on its 225-acre East Garden City campus, beginning Aug. 1, shortly before the start of the 2016 fall semester. He will earn $225,000 annually.
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