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.

Joann Mulqueen, Ed. D.

Roger Sherman, A.B., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Gary Stern, B.S., C.P.A.

Our President

Dr. David Cohen was named 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.
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

Joshua Dinsman, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Kathryn Reilly, B. A., M. Ed.
Director of Admissions

Hubert Stachura, B.S., M.B.A.
Vice President of Finance & Administration

Jerry L. Cohen, B.S., M.S.
Dean of Adult and Continuing Education
Director of Advisement and Retention

Craig Healy, B.S., M.C.S.E.
Director of Information Technology

Angela Jasur, M.S.
Interim Dean of Students

Thomas O'Boyle, B.A., M.B.A
Director of Residence Life

Jason LaBonte, B.S.
Director of Financial Aid

John Machado, Mus.B., M.M
Audio Recording Tech Chair

Jon Squitieri
Interactive Computer Graphics
Interim Chair

Liberal Arts Division Chair

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

David Krasner, Ph.D.
Theatre Arts Division Chair

Erika Houle, M.A.
Film/Video Division Chair

Jill Miller-Thorn, B.M., M.M., D.M.A
Music Division Chair
Director of Graduate Music Studies

Michael Cavalli
Director of Campus Events

Margaret Thiele, B.M.E., M.A., D.M.A.
Education Division Chair
Director of Music Education

Kate Kimmel, M.B.A.
Business Division Chair

Karen Pellecchia, M.F.A.
Dean of Online Education

John Vansteen, B.A., M.L.S.
Library Director

Krysti O'Rourke, B.S., M.P.A.
Director of Career Services

College Counselor

James Ryan, B.A., M.S. Ed.
Director of H.E.O.P.
International Student Advisor

Brian Blair
Director of Public Safety

Mark Shaughnessy
Director of Buildings and Grounds

Eric Farahani, B.S.

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.