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Dr. David Szczerbacki Named Ninth President of The College of Saint Rose
ALBANY (February 10, 2012) -- The Board of Trustees of The College of Saint Rose today proudly announced the selection of Dr. David Szczerbacki of Albany to serve as the ninth president of the College.
At its meeting today, the board voted to approve the unanimous recommendation of the presidential search committee that Szczerbacki be offered the position. Szczerbacki will assume his new role July 1, 2012.
Currently, Szczerbacki is the College’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, a position he has held since August 2004. He will succeed Dr. R. Mark Sullivan, who will step down from the leadership post after serving for 16 years.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to name David Szczerbacki as our next president. He is a distinguished academic leader who will help us propel the College forward and capitalize on the momentum the College enjoys. Given the recommendation of our search committee, his proven ability and the overwhelmingly positive response of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, David clearly is the best fit for Saint Rose,” said Dan Nolan, chair of the board of trustees.
Continue to read the College's press release HERE.
The College of Saint Rose was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1920, led by Sister Mary Blanche Rooney in collaboration with Superior General Sister Agnes Rossiter; Provincial Superior Sister Mary Margaret Collins; Monsignor Joseph A. Delaney of the Albany (NY) Diocese; and NYS Assistant Commissioner of Education Dr. Augustus S. Downing. The first faculty consisted of Sister Rose of Lima Dolan, Sister John Joseph Moran, Sister Rita Agnes Casey, Sister Rosina Quillinan, Rev. Vincent O'Brien, Msgr. John Slattery and Miss Helen B. Carey.
Today, The College of Saint Rose boasts over 5,000 students and a student-teacher ratio of 14:1. The College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the "best Northern Universities."
Presidents of The College of Saint Rose
1920-1949 Bishop Edmund Gibbons
1949-1953 Sister Rose of Lima Dolan, CSJ
1953-1966 Sister Catherine Francis Soulier, CSJ
1966-1970 Sister Margaret Keeshan, CSJ (Sister Clarence Paul, CSJ)
1970-1972 Alfonse R. Miele
1972-1973 Sister Therese Lynch, CSJ (interim Acting President)
1973-1983 Thomas Manion
1983-1996 Louis Vaccaro
1996-2012 R. Mark Sullivan
July 1, 2012 David Szczerbacki
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet who have led The College of Saint Rose include the following (left to right): Sister Blanch Rooney, co-founder, 1920; Sister Rose of Lima Dolan, president, 1949-1953; Sister Catherine Francis Soulier, president, 1953-1966; Sister Margaret Keehsan, president, 1966-1970; Sister Therese Lynch, acting president, 1972-1973.