New Dean of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies Named

BUFFALO, N.Y. -  Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D., Trocaire College president, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Higgins McCormick, Ph.D., as Dean of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies.

As dean, McCormick will oversee academic programs and coursework in the liberal arts and sciences, general education, transitional studies, Informatics (programs in computer network administration, healthcare informatics and health information technology) and the Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality & Business (programs in hospitality management and human resource management).

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to lead a dynamic group of faculty and I am dedicated to serving the mission of Trocaire,” said Dean McCormick.

In her new role as dean, McCormick will be responsible for all aspects of the management of the academic programs within the Division, including program and curriculum review, selection, supervision and evaluation of faculty within those programs, supervising and participating in accreditation activities, collection and evaluation of outcomes information and budget preparation.  She will also collaborate with the administration, faculty and staff in short- and long-term planning and the development of new programs.

McCormick has worked as an adjunct faculty member teaching classes in sociology, psychology and business at a number of area colleges, including Trocaire.  In 2011 she was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Trocaire; most recently she has served as the Interim Director of the Liberal Arts and Sciences department.  McCormick has been active on college committees serving as chair for the IRB Formation committee, a member of the Faculty Senate, a member of the Tuition Discount Task Force and a member of the Pension Advisory Committee.

McCormick completed her undergraduate work at Buffalo State College and earned her MBA from Medaille College and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University at Buffalo.  She is a member of the Town of Hamburg Board of Ethics and serves as a mentor for the Medaille College TRiO Alumni Mentoring Program.