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Administration Departments

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.

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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.

Our President

Dr. David Cohen was named Acting President of Five Towns College by the Board of Trustees in January 2016.  Dr. Cohendcohen 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

David Cohen, B.A., J. D.
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

Jason LaBonte, B.S.
Director of Financial Aid

John Machado, MUS.B., M.M
Audio Division Co-Chair

Joseph Kuhl, Mus.B., M.M.
Liberal Arts

Thomas Calandrillo, B.A., M.S.
Mass Communications
Division Chair

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

John Vansteen, B.A., M.L.S.
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.
College Counselor

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

Public Safety

Mark Shaughnessy
Director of Buildings and Grounds

Deborah Ebbert, B.A., M.A., M.S.
Senior Registrar

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.