Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, Mr. Kenichi Iwama, Esq. has been appointed as the new Director, Diversity and Compliance at the College of Staten Island, effective September 15, 2009.
Mr. Iwama is an attorney with over a decade of comprehensive experience in Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment, and labor, employment, and education law. Mr. Iwama comes to CSI from the State Operated School District of Jersey City in New Jersey, where he held several positions including: the General Counsel/Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator supervising the handling of all discrimination, labor, employment, and education matters before various New Jersey commissions as well as the U.S. Federal District Court and the Supreme Court of New Jersey; Chief Labor Counsel/Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator; Assistant General Counsel. In addition, Mr. Iwama has been in private practice where he represented colleges, school districts, and other public and private entities in the areas of discrimination, labor, employment, and education law.
Mr. Iwama received his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Hampshire, and is currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program in Employment and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Mr. Iwama has also completed specialized training in Mediation and in Investigation.
CSI President Dr. Tomás Morales says, “I commend the outstanding work of the search committee co-chaired by Ms. Lisa Ebert, Esq. and Dr. Ann Lubrano. The Committee’s diligence and insight produced an impressive pool of applicants, and its hard work assured the successful outcome of this important search. I especially want to thank the committee for its participation and feedback; for giving your valuable time in support of the search for this important position.”