NTID Announces New Leadership Appointments




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The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) announced the following appointments to its administrative team:

Dr. Christine Licata of Rochester has been named associate vice president for Academic Affairs. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of academic affairs, including the collegeís academic portfolio of programs; accreditation, curriculum development and review; budgeting, faculty recruitment, hiring, evaluation, development, tenure, and promotion; and instructional support and faculty development. Licata has a bachelorís degree in Business Administration-Management and an M.S. in Education, both from Canisius College; and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from George Washington University. She has been at NTID since 1979. She is a senior scholar with the American Association for Higher Education on issues related to post-tenure faculty review and renewal.

Dr. Gerard Buckley of Macedon has been named assistant vice president for College Advancement. He is responsible for Admissions, the NTID Center on Employment, Development and Alumni Relations, and Marketing Communications. Buckley formerly was associate dean for Student Affairs. He has a B.S. in Social Work from RIT and an M.S.W. in Social Work from the University of Missouri. Buckley earned his Ed.D. in Special Education with emphasis on Career Education and Higher Education from the University of Kansas. Additionally, he completed the Management Development Program from Harvard Universityís Graduate School of Education. He has been at NTID since 1990.

Albert Smith of Fairport has been named assistant vice president for College Operations. He formerly was director of Institutional Services. In his new role, he is responsible for delivering various services to the college such as information technology applications development and support, facilities management, student records, registrar and classroom management, word processing and mail services and the Dyer Arts Center operations. Smith has a bachelorís degree in Mathematics from Wake Forest University and a masterís degree in Computer Science from RIT. He has worked at NTID since 1971.

Dr. Laurie Brewer of Brighton has been named associate dean for Academic Administration. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the associate vice president for Academic Affairs. In this role she will be responsible for assisting and coordinating academic programs and services including curriculum planning and review and accreditation processes. Brewer, who has been at NTID since 1979, most recently was director of NTIDís Center for Arts and Sciences. She has bachelorís and masterís degrees, as well as a Ph.D. in Psychology, all from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Ellie Rosenfield of Brighton has been named associate dean for Student and Academic Services. In this role, she will lead eight units that focus on student success in both academic and student support areas. She formerly was coordinator for First-Year Experience and chairperson of the Career Explorations Studies program. Rosenfield, who has worked at NTID since 1979, has a bachelorís degree in Education from Ohio State University; masterís degrees in College Student Personnel and Counseling and Guidance from Indiana University; and an Ed.D. from the University of Rochester.

Lin Hoke of Bergen has been named assistant to the vice president and dean and office manager. She formerly was assistant to the dean. Hoke, who has worked at NTID since 1972, has an associate degree in Secretarial Science from Alfred State College.

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID, one of eight colleges of RIT, offers educational programs and access and support services to its 1,100 students from around the world who study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RITís Rochester, N.Y., campus. Web address: www.rit.edu/NTID. See www.rit.edu/ntid/newsroom for more NTID news.