New York, NY July 1, 2014 – Today, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) announced the appointment of Daniel Katz, Ph.D. as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, effective July 7, 2014. Dr. Katz joins MCNY from National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he served as Provost and Dean from 2012 to 2014.
“It is with great honor that we welcome Dr. Katz to the MCNY community,” said Vinton Thomas, President of MCNY. “Dr. Katz has made significant contributions to higher education throughout his career so we are excited to have him on board.”
In his role as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Katz will oversee The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, School for Business, School for Public Affairs and Administration, the College Library and Academic Support Services.
From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Katz served as a faculty member at SUNY Empire State College in New York City and in several different administrative roles there, including Chair of the Master of Arts program in Policy Studies. Prior to that, he had administrative appointments at Hunter College and Rutgers University and held appointments as Professor of History at National Labor College and the University of Maryland.
Dr. Katz is a scholar of labor history and includes among his publications two books and several articles. He has a Ph.D. in history from Rutgers and two degrees from the University of Wisconsin; an M.A. in History and a B.A. in History and Political Science.
Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Soho/Tribeca at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451. For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.