Leadership in Student Development: Notice from President Keizs

On the retirement of Dr. Geneva Walker-Johnson, Dr. Vincent Banrey has assumed the role of Dean of Student Development to lead the Division during this transition.

To assist him in carrying out the broad responsibilities of the area, two Assistant Deans are being named effective immediately: Mr. Randy Punter, who will oversee the areas of the Men's Center, Women's Center, Veterans Affairs and Health Services; and Ms. Paola Veras, who will be responsible for Career Management, Child Care Program, Disability Services and SSS/YES. This structure will remain in effect during this interim period.

In addition to supervising the Assistant Deans, Dr. Banrey will also directly supervise the following units: Student Activities, Educational Opportunity Center, Counseling, and the SEEK Program. Together, the Deans will lead the Division in continuing to pursue all of the goals and initiatives that will provide effective support to York College students in both their academic and co-curricular pursuits. This leadership team will also represent the Division internally and the College externally as appropriate.

I ask that you give Dean Banrey, Assistant Dean Punter and Assistant Dean Veras your full support and cooperation during this transition. A search for a new Vice President for Student Development will be launched in February.