Elana Zolfo Appointed as Dean, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School Of Business

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Berkeley College Elana Zolfo


Elana Zolfo, EdD, has been appointed Dean, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business®. In this role, Dr. Zolfo will maintain academic standards, oversee the hiring of faculty, and work with other Deans and Department Chairs to support the Mission and Values of Berkeley College. Dr. Zolfo is a resident of Smithtown, NY.

“Dr. Zolfo has more than 20 years of experience in higher education administration, collaborating with faculty and staff to create a more student-oriented culture, and forging partnerships with workforce organizations in the community,” said Beth M. Castiglia, PhD, Berkeley College Provost. “As Dean, she will provide academic and administrative leadership for the Larry L. Luing School of Business and degree programs, furthering curriculum development that engages Berkeley College students in their paths toward success.”

Most recently, Dr. Zolfo served as Vice President of Workforce Development for The Aerospace and Defense Diversification Alliance in Peacetime Transition. In this position she determined workforce training needs and served on the New York State Regional Task Force for Workforce Development.

Prior to this Dr. Zolfo taught MBA courses onsite and online at Dowling College in Oakdale, NY. She also served in various leadership roles in Dowling College, including as Dean of the School of Business, Interim President and Interim Provost. In these roles she worked in strategic planning and led a Middle States accreditation team. Her other prior teaching experience includes instruction at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY, and Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY.

Dr. Zolfo holds an EdD in Education Leadership and Technology from Dowling College. She earned an MBA in Management from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, a BA in Psychology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, and an AAS in Psychology from Nassau Community College.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate 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 a Master of Business Administration degree 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. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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