FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
EDWARD J. DENNIS APPOINTED AS ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT,
Edward J. Dennis has been appointed Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veteran Affairs, at Berkeley College. In this role, Mr. Dennis will provide leadership and direction to the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and oversee all aspects of military programs, Veterans support efforts and associate development across many departments. This includes participating in the College’s annual strategic planning processes and working with faculty and staff to develop goals and objectives for Military and Veterans Affairs.
“Mr. Dennis is an asset to our team – an accomplished professional with higher education experience working directly with Veterans and their benefits,” said Diane Recinos, EdD, Senior Vice President, Student Success, Berkeley College. “He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years before transitioning into his role assisting veterans.”
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Dennis worked as Director, Military Veteran Services, for the Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA, where he implemented programs to support more than 650 military students. He was the Military Relations Manager at Bryant & Stratton College, Buffalo, NY, where he created and directed programs to enroll Veterans, along with service members and their families. For the U.S. Army, he held numerous leadership positions.
Outside of the office, Mr. Dennis volunteers with Veteran Service Organizations. He says one of his best experiences was lobbying with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America during Storm the Hill. “The ‘Stormers’ in this leadership development program have successfully fought for better body armor, secured funding for healthcare and worked to strengthen the new G.I. Bill,” said Mr. Dennis.
Mr. Dennis holds an MBA in Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, and a BA in Employment Relations from the State University of New York at Potsdam, NY.
More than 450 military students and veterans are enrolled at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey, and through Berkeley College Online®. Berkeley College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill and collaborates on national ventures with the National Guard, the Army and the Air Force, the GoArmyEd distance learning program, and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership.
The Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs provides support to its student-veterans through six on-site veterans resource centers (VRCs) in New Jersey and New York, as well as through an Online VRC. At the VRCs, military students can meet with staff, network with their peers, and learn about Veterans Administration benefits. Click here to learn more about the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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