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Dr. Dorothy Escribano has been named Interim President of the College.

Dr. Dorothy Escribano became Provost of the College in 2012. She has served as the College's Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2007. As the chief academic officer and chief planning officer of the College, Escribano is responsible for the overall leadership of academic affairs and the strategic planning process. During her years at CNR, she has effectively administered and improved curriculum development, faculty development, assessment, institutional and program planning, accreditation and regulatory issues, and enrollment management for the four Schools.

Prior to coming to CNR, Escribano spent 12 years at Worcester State College: seven as a faculty member in the Department of Languages and Literature, four as associate vice president for academic affairs, and her final year as the College's interim vice president for academic affairs. Before her tenure at Worcester State College, Escribano spent one year as visiting assistant professor of Spanish at Clark University in Massachusetts and three years as a lecturer (Spanish language and literature) at the University of Rhode Island. She was awarded an ACE Fellowship for the 2004-05 academic year and participated in the Harvard University Executive Leadership Institute in 2008.

Escribano's research has focused on Medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature (1107-1650), and the romancero (Spanish balladry) from medieval times until the end of the Spanish Civil War (1939). She recently completed an article about the use of balladry in both Spain and Mexico during early 20th century socio-political conflicts.

Escribano earned her B.A. in Spanish and secondary education from Marist College, her M.A. in liberal studies (concentration in Special Education) from SUNY Stony Brook, her M.A. in Spanish literature from the University of Rhode Island, and her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University.