Five Towns College’s administrative departments are essential to the daily operations of our school, including: financial services, registration, course scheduling, academic advisement, international student advisement, academic support, career services, food services, public safety, and facility maintenance.
The College has dedicated administrators overseeing the management of these important tasks. Some of whom have been with Five Towns College for more than two decades.
Regardless of their years of experience, all administrators are well-versed in the policies and procedures required to keep their divisions and departments running efficiently and effectively.
Board of Trustees
Rachel Andoscia, B.A., M.A., Chair
Todd Arbesfeld, B.A., J.D.
Carl Kirschner, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Secretary
Edward F. Martinez, B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Roger Sherman, A.B., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Dr. David Cohen was named Acting President of Five Towns College by the Board of Trustees in January 2016. Dr. Cohen previously served for over 22 years as the College as Business faculty, Dean of Administration, Dean of Academic Affairs and Provost. The Five Towns College Board of Trustees conducted a review of his credentials, which also included past experience as the Provost at Briarcliff College and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. In addition, Dr. Cohen serves as a Commissioner of the Career Schools Accrediting Agency and is an expert in the field of accreditation, having led the College in its last decennial review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Directory of Administrators
Acting College President
Carolann Miller, B.A., M.B.A.
Dean of Academic Affairs/Provost
Janet Kaplan, B. A., M.A., J. D.
Vice President of Compliance/Strategic Initiatives
Theresa Donohue, B.S.
Director of Admissions
Robert Daniels, B.S., M.B.A.
Vice President of Finance and Operations
Jerry L. Cohen, B.S., M.S.
Director of Advisement and Retention
Jennifer Albert, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean of Students/ Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program
Craig Healy, B.S., M.C.S.E.
Director of Information Technology
Thomas O'Boyle, B.A., M.B.A
Director of Residential Life
Director of Financial Aid
John Machado, MUS.B., M.M
Audio Division Co-Chair
Joseph Kuhl, Mus.B., M.M.
Thomas Calandrillo, B.A., M.S.
James Beneduce, A.S., M.F.A.
Theatre Arts Division Chair
Kathy Curtiss, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Film/Video Division Chair
Jill Miller-Thorn, B.M., M.M., D.M.A
Director of Graduate Music Studies
William J. Fortgang, B.A., M.S., P.D.
Education Division Chair
Director of Music Education
David Ring, M.B.A., Ed.D.
Business Division Chair
Joy Grynko, B.S., M.S.
Director of Student Activities
Library Director & Director of Information Literacy
Krysti O'Rourke, B.S., M.P.A.
Director of Career Services
Carolyn Newman, B.S., M.S. Ed.
James Ryan, B.A., M.S. Ed.
Associate Director of H.E.O.P., International Student Advisor, Director of Support Program
Christine Miceli, B.S., M.S., LMHC
Coordinator of the M.O.R.E. Program
Director of Buildings and Grounds
Deborah Ebbert, B.A., M.A., M.S.
Richard Pollard, B.S., M.S.
Director of Assessment
Our Commitment to Diversity
Affirmative Action Policy
Five Towns College is committed to the federal government’s mandate for equal opportunity employment. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to recruit, employ, retain, and promote employees without regard to sex, age, color, or creed.
The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, or sex in the educational programs and activities that it operates. Inquiries concerning this policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action should be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer.