Regis College is pleased to announce that Mary Erina Driscoll, PhD, has been named Vice President of Academic Affairs. She currently serves as the dean of the School of Education at The City College of New York (CCNY). When she assumes her role at Regis in March, Driscoll will oversee the Office of Academic Affairs providing a vision for the university’s academic programs and facilities, enhancing teaching, research and the student experience.
“With nearly 40 years of distinguished higher education experience, Dr. Driscoll brings to Regis an outstanding reputation for being a true consensus builder who leads through collaboration,” said President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “Under her leadership, I am confident that Regis will achieve the institution’s academic goals and vision of excellence, including improving access to higher education through innovation.”
“It’s a privilege to serve an institution that is rooted in the values I share, is characterized by excellence in the professional fields as well as the liberal arts, and is poised facing forward,” said Driscoll. “Its foundational principles of service to others helps to position its graduates to thrive as global citizens in the 21st Century.”
In addition to serving as the dean of education at City College, Driscoll holds the Harold Kobliner Chair in Education and is a professor of educational leadership. For two years, she served as CCNY’s interim provost and senior academic vice president, responsible for the leadership and strategic planning for eight schools and divisions, enrolling over 15,000 students. She previously served as the chair of the Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She was an associate professor of educational administration at NYU and an assistant professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has served on a number of boards and scholarly societies, and is currently the chair of the board of trustees at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx.
Driscoll is a contributing author of the book A Life in Classrooms: Philip W. Jackson and the Practice of Education. She has also authored numerous articles in journals such as the Peabody Journal of Education, the American Journal of Education and the Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice.
Driscoll holds a doctorate in administration, institutional and policy studies from the University of Chicago, a master’s in child development from Sarah Lawrence College, and a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College.