College of Staten Island President Dr. Tomás Morales has announced the appointment of Ms. Barbara R. Eshoo as the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at the College of Staten Island, effective June 15, 2009, following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation.

Ms. Eshoo is a strategic advancement professional with broad experience in all aspects of development. She is also an experienced manager and leader whose recent positions include Senior Vice President for Association Advancement, YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford, Inc; Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Liaison to the ECSU Foundation, Eastern Connecticut State University; Chief Development Officer, Daniel Webster College; and Chief Public Relations Officer, The Currier Museum of Art.

Ms. Eshoo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from New England College. She participated in training programs through the National Society of Fundraising Executives and is an active member of various professional associations including the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and the American Council on Education, Office of Women where she represented Connecticut.

“I commend the outstanding work of the search committee chaired by Vice President Milton Santiago,” Dr. Morales said. “The Committee’s diligence and insight produced an impressive pool of applicants, and its hard work assured a successful outcome of this important search. I especially want to thank the College community for its participation and feedback; for giving its valuable time in support of the search for this important position.”

Barbara Eshoo, CSI's new Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs.