Brookville, NY. --- Long Island University,
the eighth-largest private university in the nation, has named Jeffrey
Kane of Roslyn, NY, vice president for academic affairs. In this capacity,
Dr. Kane will oversee the University's academic operations and initiatives
across six campuses.
Dr. Kane served as acting vice president
while a search was conducted to fill the position. During that time,
he helped invigorate the University's academic programs, collaborating
with the deans at the campus level and redesigning the management of
academic budgets which total more than $110 million. In addition, Dr.
Kane sought funding to establish new educational initiatives and articulated
a clear academic vision for the institution. His exemplary leadership
led to his appointment over a strong field of national candidates.
"I am an educator, and I am extraordinarily
pleased to have the opportunity to actively participate in a university
dedicated, first and foremost, to its students. Long Island University
is committed to ensuring the quality of the human, personal and social
dimensions of higher education," Dr. Kane declared. "I am
Dr. Kane's association with the University
dates back to 1996, when he became dean of the School of Education at
the C. W. Post Campus. During his tenure as head of one of the largest
and most comprehensive teacher education, counseling and administration
programs in New York State, he worked with the faculty to refine the
School's mission, enhance its programs and build a sense of community.
A champion of child-centered education, Dr. Kane also played a key role
in the implementation of the "Comer" school reform process,
a nationally renowned collaboration between Yale University, C.W. Post
and the Westbury School District. This successful partnership led to
support from the Rockefeller and Verizon Foundations among other leading
foundations. Prior to his employment at the University, Dr. Kane was
a faculty member, a dean and an associate provost at Adelphi University.
Dr. Kane holds a bachelor's degree in education
from Queens College, a master's degree in early childhood/elementary
education from Adelphi University and a doctorate in philosophy of education
in the area of epistemology of science from New York University. He
and his wife, Janet, have three children, Gabriel, Emily and Jesse.