Dennis Di Lorenzo Named Dean of NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
 
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Dennis Di Lorenzo Named Dean of NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

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NEW YORK, September 12, 2013 – NYU President John Sexton and Provost David McLaughlin today named Dennis Di Lorenzo as Dean of NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), effective immediately.  He is currently serving as Vice Dean and Interim Dean of SCPS.  NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies attracts nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students and close to 48,000 noncredit enrollments annually from around the globe, with diverse graduate, undergraduate, and noncredit programs in fields such as Real Estate, Sports Management, Global Affairs, Fundraising, Human Resources, Communications, and Liberal Arts. 

John Sexton said, “Sometimes the right candidate for an important position comes from outside; sometimes the perfect candidate is already within our ranks.  And so it is that we are proud and pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Di Lorenzo -- who first joined the School of Continuing and Professional Studies community in 1993 and has served since 2001 in a variety of leadership roles at the School -- as Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.”

David McLaughlin said, “Since 2011, Dennis has served as SCPS’ Vice Dean and Interim Dean, and in these roles, he distinguished himself as a terrific leader of the School – he increased graduate enrollment, oversaw the creation of new mechanisms for curriculum creation, launched a new career development office for SCPS students, established an Office of Distance Learning, and has initiated a process to introduce a faculty governance structure for the School, among many achievements.  And these achievements as Interim Dean are, in fact, a continuation of Dennis’ many contributions to the school since joining its leadership team.”

Dean Di Lorenzo first joined SCPS 20 years ago, shortly after he graduated from Fordham University, and has over time served in increasingly senior roles with wider responsibilities.  As a member of the SCPS leadership team, his tenure at SCPS has been characterized by deep attention to the student experience, a commitment to high educational standards, and an instinct for continually innovating in ways that make SCPS a better school. 

“Provost David McLaughlin and I would like to thank the Dean Search Committee – and, in particular, its chair, Rosemary Scanlon, Clinical Associate Professor and Divisional Dean of the Schack Institute of Real Estate – for their excellent work in producing a strong slate of candidates,” said John Sexton.  “We are grateful for the time and energy they put into this effort, which has yielded such an excellent new Dean.

“Dennis will be an outstanding Dean of SCPS.  We look forward to working with him very much, and ask you to join us in congratulating Dennis on his appointment.”

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.


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