Message From The Provost - Baruch College

Announcing the Appointment of Art King as Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

July 14, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that as a result of a national search, Art King has been appointed Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Baruch College beginning this fall. This appointment is the senior position in Student Affairs at Baruch, reporting to the Provost. Art will be a member of the President's Cabinet.

Art served as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at San José State University since 2011. Previously, he worked for six years as Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Diversity and adjunct faculty member in the College of Education at Towson University (Maryland). Prior to TU, he held progressively responsible management positions and adjunct faculty roles at George Mason University (Virginia) and Georgia Southern University.

With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Art will have administrative oversight for functional areas including Services for Students with Disabilities, the STARR Career Services Center, the Counseling Center, Athletics, Student Life, the Early Learning Center, and the Student Health Center, including Health and Wellness. In his role of Dean of Students, he will direct activities associated with student conduct and welfare.

A staunch advocate for student-centered learning and engagement, Art has received several awards for enhancing the student experience and promoting inclusive excellence. The Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) honored him with the Bobby E. Leach Award for his exceptional leadership in advocating for a multicultural campus environment, while on two occasions students presented him with NAACP/BSA Distinguished Faculty/Staff Awards for his significant contribution to their academic achievement and social wellbeing. He also received an Outstanding Service Award from the Regional HBCU Summit on Retention, a Community Service Award from Granville Academy of Northern Virginia, and the Best Student Learning Program Award from Georgia College Personnel Association (GCPA).

Additionally, Art received specialized management training in leading transformation and change through the Management & Leadership in Education program at Harvard University-Graduate School of Education. He completed PhD coursework in Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason U, earned MEd and BS degrees from Georgia Southern U, and received an AA from Barbados Community College. Art is a member of several national organizations on higher education including NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and ACPA - College Student Educators International; currently, he is serving a three-year term on the National Advisory Council of the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). His professional and social interests at the regional, national, and international levels include examining emerging trends in student affairs and exploring social justice issues that impact college access and success for under-represented groups.

I know you will all offer Art a warm Baruch College welcome when he arrives on campus for the fall semester. Please join me in thanking Sharon Ricks who has served most ably as Interim Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students and will continue to do so until Art's arrival. Sharon will then remain with us as Director of Academic Advisement.

Sincerely,

Dave Christy
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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