February 14, 2018

Congratulations & Welcome: Leadership Updates from Student Affairs

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to share exciting news about the leadership team in Baruch College’s Division of Student Affairs.

Ellen Stein, PhD

Director, Starr Career Development Center

Ellen Stein has been appointed full-time director of the Starr Career Development Center (SCDC), effective January 2. Dr. Stein has been serving as SCDC acting director since June 2016, taking over from Patricia Imbimbo, PhD, who held the director position for more 25 years before being appointed associate dean of students.

In her new role, Ellen brings continuity of high-quality programs and services to students, manages a staff of 15 full-time employees, directs strategies and initiatives to enhance services, and provides career development and employment opportunities to students and alumni. She also creates strategic partnerships with faculty and staff to assist students in developing and articulating co-curricular experiences that will help students clarify their career interests and ensure their competitive edge in the global market.

Previously, from 2012 to 2016, she was SCDC deputy director. In that role, she pushed the department forward into innovative and best-practice models and programing to enhance career exploration and employer relations and increased opportunities for internships and experiential learning. Her 24-year tenure with Baruch also includes roles as SCDC associate director and staff counselor in the Counseling Center.

Ellen holds her doctorate in counseling psychology from Fordham University, where her research focus was “Perceived Supports and Barriers Among High-Achieving Women from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds.”

Molly Pearl

Veteran Student Advisor and LEADS Job Developer

Please also join me in welcoming Ms. Molly Pearl to Baruch College. She is the new veteran student advisor and LEADS job developer, effective January 16. Selected from a national pool of more than 60 candidates, Ms. Pearl was previously employed as a program manager at Intersections International.

At Baruch, she will be the single point of contact for student veterans. Serving as their adviser, counselor, and advocate, she will provide educational workshops, orientation programs, and ease of access to academic services. Additionally, she will recruit CUNY students into the LEADS program as well as advise students about job readiness, placement, and linking academic programs to short- and long-term career goals.

A licensed social worker, Molly holds a Master of Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

Please join me in congratulating Ellen and welcoming Molly to these key leadership positions within the Division of Student Affairs.

Art King
Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students