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CCNY Dean Mary Driscoll Named Harold Kobliner Chair

Mary Driscoll, dean of education at CCNY, has been named the Harold Kobliner Chair at the institution.

Dr. Mary Erina Driscoll, dean of The City College of New York’sSchool of Education (SOE), has been named the Harold Kobliner Chair in Education at CCNY. The Kobliner Chair is bestowed upon a distinguished and committed faculty member in the SOE. It is named after Harold Kobliner, a 1950 CCNY alumnus, in tribute to his 40 years of service in the New York City public school system.

“Dean Driscoll's commitment to academic excellence in leadership emulates the essence of the Kobliner Chair,” said Dr.Lisa S. Coico, President of City College. “Please join me in congratulating her on her appointment.”

Dr. Driscoll, who has served as dean of education since 2012, has spent her academic career in educational leadership development. Beginning as a high school music teacher, she rose through the professorial ranks at renowned higher education institutions before coming to City College. 

Since her arrival at CCNY, her many contributions include serving as principal investigator on the CCNY Race to the Top grant, working to support the Mayor's Pre-K Initiative through the master's degree program in early childhood education and partnering with the New York City Department of Education and CCNY faculty to prepare teachers in shortage areas, including bilingual and special education. Additionally, she is a prolific writer, speaker, and consummate educator. 

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.



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