COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE APPOINTS NEW CAMPUS DIRECTORS
New Leaders for Brooklyn, Harlem and South Bronx Campuses
ROCHELLE, NY, June 26, 2006 – The College of New Rochelle (CNR) today
announced that it has appointed three new campus directors at the
School of New Resources (SNR). They include:
Dr. Barbara Adams -- Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem
Dr. Joseph King -- John Cardinal O’Connor Campus in the
Darnley M. Osborne -- Brooklyn Campus in Bedford-Stuyvesant
other three campuses are located in New Rochelle (Main Campus), Co-op
City, and DC-37 Union headquarters.
“Our new directors have been affiliated with SNR for many years. Each
has proven to be an outstanding educator with excellent leadership and
administrative skills,” noted Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd, Dean of SNR.
“As they assume their new positions, we are confident that Barbara,
Joseph and Darnley will continue to inspire students and help the
College continue its outstanding record of success.”
Dr. Barbara Adams began her career with SNR in 1998, when
she joined the Rosa Parks Campus as an Adjunct English
Instructor. In 1999, she became a member of the Instructional
Staff for Letters. In 2005, Dr. Adams was named Assistant Campus
Director, then Acting Campus Director. She became Director of the
Rosa Parks Campus in March 2006.
received her bachelor’s degree in Black Studies from Hunter College,
before obtaining both a master’s degree in African-American Studies and
PhD in Philosophy with a concentration in African American Literature
from Temple University in Pennsylvania. She has also studied at
The City University of New York and the University of Ghana in Legon,
West Africa. Her academic focus is on African Literature.
Dr. Adams is the author of: Dr. John
Henrik Clarke-The Early Years (1992); John
Henrik Clarke-Master Teacher (2000); and A Critical
Analysis of HIV/AIDS Diagnosed African American Women
of her essays were featured in the Encyclopedia
of Black Studies
(2005). Dr. Adams has been honored with: the Herbert V. Nussey Award
for Future Teachers in America; the Castillo Cultural Center Award for
Celebration of Black Women; the Cheikh Anta Diop Certificate for
Scholarly Advancement and was featured in Who’s Who in the East, 2002.
Dr. Joseph King first became affiliated with the School
of New Resources in 1982 as an adjunct professor at the Co-op City
Campus. A year later, he became Director of Assessment there.
After a hiatus from the College to further his own education and
career, Dr. King returned in 1991 to become a member of the
Instructional Staff in Letters/Humanities at the John Cardinal O’Connor
(JOC) Campus. He served as Assistant Campus Director at JOC since
January 2005 and assumed his most recent position in March 2006.
of Guyana, Dr. King received a bachelor’s degree in Education and
School Administration from the University of Toronto, Canada; master’s
degree in Academic, Psychological, Testing and Measurement from the
University of Guyana; and doctorate in Educational Leadership from the
Fischler Graduate School of Education, Nova South Eastern University,
Florida. He also trained at the Guyana Teachers’ Training
Darnley M. Osborne
began his career at the School of
Resources in 1972 when he was hired as the Director of Advisement at
the DC 37 Campus. In 1989, he became a member of the
Instructional Staff at DC 37. His responsibilities there included
advising students in their senior year, graduation coordinator, hiring
adjunct faculty in the social sciences, teaching one of SNR’s core
seminars, Urban Community, and serving on various school and
college-wide committees. In 2004, Mr. Osborne was asked to
provide Instructional Staff services for the development of courses at
the Far Rockaway extension. Under his leadership, the enrollment
at this location has quadrupled to 100 students.
Osborne received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from West Virginia
State University and a master’s degree in Urban Studies from Queens
College of New Rochelle School of New Resources has graduated more than
15,000 adult learners to date with baccalaureate liberal arts
degrees. More than 51 percent of SNR graduates have gone on to
obtain advanced degrees at more than 34 colleges and universities
nationwide and many hold senior management positions in the public and
SNR currently serves 4,500 adult students
on six campuses with an 86-member, full-time administrative and
instructional staff as well as a 500-member, part-time staff. The
School has been recognized internationally as a model for adult
education. Students at SNR benefit from relaxed, conversational
classrooms and flexible class schedules, while earning a college degree
in their own community.
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