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Dr. Briendy Stern Named Academic Dean of Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences

(Courtesy of Touro) Dr. Briendy Stern was named academic dean of Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences, Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish has announced. Most recently, Dr. Stern served as academic dean of Touro’s School for Lifelong Education and administrator of the Touro Freshman Center Program in high schools throughout Brooklyn.

Dr. Stern holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare and Administration from the City University of New York and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the Touro Undergraduate Deans’ Council, the Committee on Academic Standing and the Student Success Taskforce. Throughout her tenure at Touro’s School for Lifelong Education, Dr. Stern directed student and faculty recruitment, advisement and curriculum development and cultivated critical community partnerships. She developed and implemented initiatives to support non-traditional students that promoted success and advanced their academic and professional careers.

“Dr. Stern brings years of administrative experience coupled with a passion for developing new initiatives that align with communal needs and a deep commitment to student success,” said Dr. Kadish.

In her new role, Dr. Stern is planning to advance the pathways from Touro’s undergraduate programs to the highly-respected graduate and professional programs, enabling students to begin and complete their academic and professional journeys at Touro. She will build upon the newly-launched women’s cohort in the health sciences and medical fields and enhance the accelerated offerings in accounting and computer science. Dr. Stern is committed to identifying educational needs in the community and developing programs to meet those needs.

“My goal is to be able to showcase every student as a success story,” said Dr. Stern. “Each student has his or her own professional goals and we are committed to standing by them throughout the educational process so they reach the next level—be it a job at a top firm or entry into professional school.”

Dr. Stern will also be streamlining various undergrad programs, including the School of Lifelong Education and Machon L’Parnasah—under one umbrella, so there will be unified admissions, advisement and support.

“Dr. Stern’s empathetic personality, her focus on innovation, her record of working with students, and her intimate knowledge of the community that Touro Flatbush has served for closer to half a century, position Dr. Stern well to provide effective academic leadership at our campus,” said Dr. Robert Goldschmidt, executive dean of the Lander College in Flatbush.

 

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