Michael Hirschfeld, Kenneth Krushel and Peter Levin Appointed School Year Abroad Trustees

Jul 24, 2012, 10:00 ET from School Year Abroad

LAWRENCE, Mass., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School Year Abroad (SYA) president John E. Creeden, Ph.D. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hirschfeld, Kenneth Krushel and Peter Levin to the SYA board of trustees, effective July 1, 2012.

"These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and multifaceted experiences to our 16-member board," said Creeden. "I look forward to working with all of them as we embark on developing SYA's strategic plan."

Michael Hirschfeld is the rector of St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., where he previously served as a college advisor, director of admissions, assistant director of enrollment and communications and assistant director for external affairs. He also taught history and humanities earlier in his St. Paul's career and is a 1985 alumnus of the school. Hirschfeld received an A.B. in history in 1990 from Princeton University and an M.A. in liberal studies in 1999 from Dartmouth College.

Kenneth Krushel, an SYA Spain alumnus from the class of 1968, is president of Media Assets Partners (MAP). The company's media and technology operations support the distribution of digital content channels, including the Internet, IPTV, mobile, broadcast television, wireless and cable digital platforms. He is also a director of Jump Time, providing software analytics supporting revenue optimization of online content. He been a senior executive with several media companies, including NBC, King World, USA Networks, and MGM; he served as Chairman and CEO of College Enterprises (which became Blackboard, Inc.). Krushel has also undertaken extensive, long-term business development initiatives with Paramount Communications, Lifetime Television, Warner Bros., Sega Corporation, New Line Pictures, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, and Television New Zealand. He is a graduate of Amherst College, and is currently an adjunct professor at The New School of Social Research, where he teaches business strategy courses in the graduate media management program.

Peter Levin is the father of SYA China 2003 alumnus, Edmund Levin, and uncle to three alumnae. He is senior counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he served as a partner from 1989-2009. He was educated at Yale College, Stanford Law School and New York University School of Law. He is currently a graduate student at Bank Street College of Education in the early childhood and childhood general education program, and is teaching in the New York City public school system. 

About School Year Abroad

School Year Abroad (SYA) is a nonprofit organization with year-long high school academic study abroad programs in China, France, Italy and Spain. Founded in 1964, SYA is the only secondary-level program which allows students to live with a host family for an entire academic year while earning U.S. graduation credits and preparing for admission to selective U.S. colleges and universities. The central elements of SYA, the homestay and an academic program emphasizing foreign language acquisition, ensure that students realize a mastery of the language and a deep understanding of the culture. Visit www.sya.org for more information.

SOURCE School Year Abroad