Marianne P. Vakalis Appointed Provost of Berkeley College



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 Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, has announced the appointment of Marianne P. Vakalis, EdD, as Provost. Dr. Vakalis previously served as Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs and as Interim Provost since January 2013.

“Dr. Vakalis has demonstrated her commitment to academic excellence while serving in numerous leadership roles at Berkeley College as well as at other institutions of higher learning,” Dr. Cortes said. “I look forward to working closely with Dr. Vakalis as we continue to strengthen our academic offerings and position Berkeley College for the future.”

Dr. Vakalis began her tenure at Berkeley as Dean, Academic Affairs, New York, in November 2004. In September 2006, she was promoted to Vice President, Academic Affairs, New Jersey. Dr. Vakalis was appointed to the position of Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs in July 2009 and served as Interim Provost of Berkeley College from January to June 2013. 

Prior to joining Berkeley College, Dr. Vakalis taught undergraduate and graduate computer science classes at Franklin University in Columbus, OH, for 10 years. While serving as a faculty member, she also held various administrative positions including Chair of the Computer Science Department; Assistant Dean of the School of Computer & Information Sciences; and Associate Dean of the Ross School of Management & Leadership.

Dr. Vakalis holds an EdD in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University; an MEd in Educational Technology from the University of Bath, England; and a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Hull, in England.

A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover.  In New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

Photo Caption: Marianne P. Vakalis, EdD, was recently appointed Provost of Berkeley College.




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