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January 21, 2005


NEW YORK, January 21, 2005 – The City College of New York (CCNY) has appointed Dr. Maureen H. Powers, a career educator with over two decades of experience in student development, Vice President for Student Affairs, CCNY President Gregory H. Williams announced today.

Dr. Powers joins The City College from the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Chicago, a consortium of 150 U.S. colleges and universities that provides study abroad programs to 4,000 students in 14 countries, where she had been Dean of Students since 1999.

Previously, Dr. Powers was Vice President for Student Affairs at Saint Leo University, a 10,000-student Catholic school in St. Leo, Fla.  She also has served as Dean of Students at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass.

“We’re proud to have attracted an accomplished professional with Dr. Powers’ credentials for this important position,” President Williams said in announcing the appointment.  “At a time when our enrollment and academic standards are rising, she will play a vital role in furthering our growth and excellence.”

Dr. Powers has a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University, a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs from Saint Louis University and a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.

She lectures frequently, both nationally and internationally, on risk management in student affairs, health and safety issues in study abroad, and residence life issues.  In addition, she has taught at University of South Florida, Saint Leo University and Indiana University.

 In 2002, IES, London presented Dr. Powers with its Outstanding Service Award.  Saint Leo University twice named her its Robert Ackerman Outstanding Administrator (1996, 1998) and Indiana University gave her its Holmstedt Fellowship Award in 1990. 

About The City College of New York

For 158 years, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality affordable education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines.  Over 12,200 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science, the School of Education, the School of Architecture, the School of Engineering, and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.