Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, I am delighted to report to the College community the appointment of Dr. Jerald Jones-Woolfolk as the new Vice President for Student Affairs at the College of Staten Island, effective July 15, 2009.

Dr. Jones-Woolfolk has worked at Mississippi Valley State University since 2004, serving as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and prior to that, as Assistant Vice President.  Dr. Jones-Woolfolk also served in a number of senior level positions at the University of Arkansas at Pine Buff including Dean of Student Life, President of Faculty/Staff Senate, Associate Dean of Students for Residential Life, and Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Dr. Jones-Woolfolk holds a PhD in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University, a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Jackson State University.  Her external activities include presentations at professional conferences and leadership seminars, and participation in several community and professional development activities.  In addition, Dr. Jones-Woolfolk is the recipient of many professional awards and honors. 

I commend the outstanding work of the search committee chaired by Senior Vice President/Provost William Fritz.  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 also want to thank Interim Vice President Michael Daniels for his extraordinary service and dedication to our College in assuming the responsibilities of the division.  In this position, as in all positions he has held at the College, Michael Daniels has served with great distinction.  When Dr. Jones-Woolfolk assumes her new duties, Michael Daniels will resume his responsibilities as Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

I invite the campus community to join me in welcoming Dr. Jones-Woolfolk to the CSI family.