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Feb 05 2013

NYIT Names New Dean for Vancouver Campus

(Old Westbury, N.Y., February 5, 2013) – New York Institute of Technology announced that Martin Gerson, Ph.D., has joined NYIT as the dean and executive director of the Vancouver campus. He has nearly four decades of experience in higher education in Canada, previously serving in academic leadership positions at Langara College and in the British Columbia higher education system.

“After conducting an international search, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Martin Gerson as the new campus dean and executive director for NYIT-Vancouver. His breadth and depth of experience in higher education in Canada, including his senior leadership roles at Langara College in Vancouver, his position in the Vancouver and British Columbia communities, and his commitment to academic excellence will be of great value to our Vancouver campus,” said Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., NYIT provost and vice president for academic affairs.

At Langara, Gerson served as vice-president academic and provost, dean of instruction, chair of the mathematics and sciences division, and mathematics instructor. As vice president, he revamped and expanded the college’s academic management structure. In addition, he was appointed to the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) and served as chair of its Transfer and Articulation Committee for the past six years. At its annual conference in Atlanta, the Chair Academy awarded Gerson the 2012 Dr. Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership Award, recognizing excellence in modeling best practices to advance academic and administrative leadership development.

“Through its exceptional and dynamic career and professionally oriented programs, NYIT has the potential to become an important educational resource for the students of Vancouver, as it has been for decades to the students of New York,” said Gerson. “I am excited to be a part of the NYIT team and to help it to realize that great potential in Vancouver.”

Gerson received Ph.D. and master’s degrees in mathematics from Simon Fraser University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from McGill University. In addition, he conducted post-graduate work in mathematical logic at Dalhousie University and in business administration from the University of British Columbia.

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New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

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