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Bridget Barbera

Counsel to the President – Labor Designee

Bridget Barbera joined Lehman College in September 2019 as counsel to the President and Lehman College labor designee. She previously served as Associate General Counsel for The City University of New York. Ms. Barbara holds degrees from Brown University and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

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Stanley Bazile

Executive in Charge of the Division of Student Affairs

Stanley Bazile became the executive in charge of the Division of Student Affairs on July 1, 2019, after having served two years as dean of students. Prior to this, he was the associate dean of Academic Affairs and Student Success Programs at Kingsborough Community College. Dr. Bazile received his undergraduate degree in history and his master’s degree in social work from Stony Brook University, and his doctorate in educational leadership from Pennsylvania State University.

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Ronald M. Bergmann

Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

Ronald Bergmann became vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer in July 2010. Previously, he served as first deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He holds a B.S. degree from Union College and an M.S. degree from the New School. Ron is a Fellow of the EDUCAUSE/CLIR Frye Leading Change Institute and was named as one of the nation’s Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education.

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Karen A. Crowe

Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Karen Crowe joined Lehman College as assistant vice president for Marketing and Communications in July 2017. She previously served as Assistant Commissioner for Communications for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Ms. Crowe has a bachelor's degree in journalism from New York University.

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Susan E. Ebersole

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Lehman College Foundation

Susan E. Ebersole became vice president for Institutional Advancement and director of the Lehman College Foundation in March 2018. Previously, she served as Director of Leadership Gifts for the New York Philharmonic. She holds a B.A. degree from Goshen College and an M.F.A. from Hunter College.

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Dawn Ewing-Morgan

Vice President for Diversity and Human Resources

Dawn Ewing Morgan is chief diversity officer and executive in charge for Human Resources. She joined Lehman College in 1993 as the Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Officer. Mrs. Morgan received her B.S. degree in Health Science from Brooklyn College, her M.P.A. from Baruch College, and M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Lehman. She is a graduate of the Harvard University Institute for Higher Education Management Development Program.

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Gladys Maldoon

Chief of Staff

Gladys Maldoon joined Lehman College in August 2016. Prior to this, she was chief of Operations for the Office of the Provost at California State University at Fullerton. In that role, she worked on several key initiatives, including Student Success, and the Academic Master Plan. She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from California State University at Fullerton.

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Peter O. Nwosu

Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success

Peter O. Nwosu (the N is silent) joined Lehman College as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Student Success on January 28, 2019. Prior to this, he was provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Nwosu earned his B.A. degree in mass communication and journalism from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, Nigeria. He received his M.A. degree from Towson University and his Ph.D. in communications studies from Howard University. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Higher Education at Harvard University.

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Rene Rotolo

Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Rene M. Rotolo became the executive in charge of the Division of Administration and Finance in August 2018 after serving in various positions at Lehman College since 1991. Most recently, she was assistant vice president of Campus Planning and Facilities. Prior to working at Lehman, she worked for several architectural and interior design firms and operated her own firm. She received her undergraduate degree in interior design and space planning from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College.

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Reine T. Sarmiento

Vice President of Enrollment Management and Associate Provost

Dr. Reine T. Sarmiento came to Lehman College in December of 2014 as vice president of Enrollment Management and associate provost. Previously, she served as assistant dean of Enrollment Services at LaGuardia Community College and Chief Operating Officer at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in business at National University, a master’s degree in urban affairs from Hunter College and an executive doctorate in educational leadership administration and policy at Fordham University.