Dr. Daphne Estwick Named Director of Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem


NEW ROCHELLE, NY, November 25, 2013 – Dr. Daphne Estwick has been appointed Director of The College of New Rochelle School of New Resources’ Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Estwick has planned and managed a variety of degree programs for adult learners. Prior to joining the School of New Resources, she served as Academic Program Administrator at Rutgers University-School of Criminal Justice. There she worked with an association of higher education institutions in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and State Parole Board, to provide higher education programming for incarcerated students.

At Columbia University, she served as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Continuing Education and as Director of the Liberal Studies M.A. Program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. As a librarian, she worked at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz; the consulting firm Booz, Allen, and Hamilton; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her volunteer experience includes work for the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Hale House Center, and the New York Partnership for the Homeless.
Dr. Estwick completed her doctorate in Adult Education and Organizational Learning at Teachers College, Columbia University and her book, Arms Out, Palms Open: Conflict, Reconciliation, and Gay Inclusion, is based on her dissertation research. She received an M.A. in Islamic Culture, an M.S. in Library Service from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Sociology from St. Lawrence University.
Of her appointment as Director, Dr. Estwick says: "I absolutely love the energy of the Rosa Parks Campus. Students, staff and faculty have welcomed me with open arms and it is truly a pleasure to step onto this campus each and every day."
Founded in 1972, The College of New Rochelle’s School of New Resources has graduated more than 17,000 adult learners with baccalaureate liberal arts degrees and has been recognized internationally as a model for adult education. More than 52 percent of SNR graduates have gone on to obtain advanced degrees at college and universities nationwide. Many hold senior management positions in the public and private sectors. SNR currently serves an average of 4,000 adult students on six campuses located in Brooklyn, Co-op City, the South Bronx, New Rochelle, Harlem, and at DC-37 Union Headquarters in Manhattan. Each campus is designed to serve as an extension of its community and offers students classes in the mornings, evening, and on weekends.

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