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About the President

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William Latimer, Ph.D. was named the 14th president of The College of New Rochelle in April 2018.

Latimer brings to the office of president more than 20 years of administrative and faculty experience with nationally recognized institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, the University of Florida, Gainesville, and Lehman College.

Under his leadership as dean of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing at Lehman College, the school developed new academic programs, a wide range of partnerships with community-based agencies that supported increases in extramural research awards, and inter-professional and multidisciplinary partnerships between liberal arts and professional disciplines.

Prior to joining Lehman College, he served as the Elizabeth Faulk Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. At the University of Florida, Latimer developed Public Health Minute, a radio show featured on Public Radio member stations. With more than 500 segments aired to date, the program features expert medical researchers who are interviewed about their work and provide practical health advice.

A noted epidemiologist with over 100 peer-reviewed publications and a 20-year record of continuous NIH-funded research, Latimer was principal investigator and director of the State Department-Funded Humphrey Fellowship for international fellows and the NIH-funded Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He has held faculty positions with Lehman College, the University of Florida, the University of Minnesota, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Latimer holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island; an M.P.H in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota; a Master’s Degree in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University; and Bachelor Degrees in English and Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.