YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a unanimous decision, the Antioch University Board of Governors appointed Ms. Felice Nudelman as its 5th chancellor, effective July 1.
Felice Nudelman is Executive Director of Education for The New York Times Company where she is responsible for developing and overseeing education initiatives, including The New York Times Knowledge Network. She has helped lead the strategic thinking and implementation of their national and international education programs. She also led the development of a business model in e-Learning that includes collaboration with colleges and universities to create and deliver on-line courses.
Antioch's commitment to social justice resonated with Ms. Nudelman, who also has a deep appreciation for the quality of education Antioch University provides its adult learners. "I'm thrilled to join a community that has such exceptional faculty and academic programs like the PhD in Leadership and Change."
Before joining The New York Times, Ms. Nudelman served as executive director for Pace University's School of Education, receiving Pace's Outstanding Contribution award for her work. At Bloomfield College, Ms. Nudelman's leadership as associate dean of academic affairs led to increased focus on student-centered services and faculty support, gaining Bloomfield a national award in the area of academic advising.
"Ms. Nudelman brings an abundance of experience and talent to Antioch University," said Lawrence Stone, chair of the Board. "We were looking for a leader who is innovative and can make the good ideas come to life quickly to benefit the entire institution. We're ecstatic that she agreed to make this commitment to lead us to a position of strength and vitality."
Ms. Nudelman succeeds Dr. Tullisse Murdock, who announced her retirement last November effective June 30, 2012, after 15 years with the University – 7 of those as Chancellor. "I've known Felice since we served on the CAEL Board together, and could not be more pleased with the Board's selection of her as the next chancellor. Felice's enthusiasm for Antioch's core values – excellence in teaching and learning, nurturing student achievement, supporting scholarship and service, a commitment to social engagement, and building and serving inclusive communities – will serve the system well. This University is in good hands."
An alumna of the 1995 Harvard Management Development Program, Ms. Nudelman obtained her B.A. in Fine Arts and Philosophy from Allegheny College, and her M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute.
A native of New Jersey, Ms. Nudelman will make her home in southwest Ohio.
Antioch University, a national university, is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education serving over 4,000 adult students around the world and across the country, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. Each campus offers degree programs that meet—and often anticipate—the pressing needs of its region and the wider world. The University is also home to the landmark Ph.D. in Leadership and Change; Antioch Education Abroad, an exceptional slate of immersive service and study programs; and WYSO, a leading public radio affiliate and an essential source of global news and opinion. As a result, our global network of 30,000 alumni are marked by their commitment to enlightened leadership, global awareness, and lasting engagement with the concerns of their professions and their communities. Together—students and alumni, faculty and staff—form a visionary community that strikes a rare and essential balance between idealism and experience.
Lynda Sirk, Director of University Communications
SOURCE Antioch University