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February 20, 2007

Lucia Cepriano Appointed Acting Provost At Farmingdale State College

Dr. Lucia Cepriano
Dr. Lucia Cepriano

Dr. W. Hubert Keen , president of Farmingdale State College, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lucia Cepriano as Acting Provost .

Dr. Cepriano will oversee and monitor all academic programs, teaching and research for the college. This overall review and supervision is carried out through interaction with and periodic review of the deans of each school, working with faculty directly through various committees and groups, and representing the College to the outside world in matters relating to the academic enterprise.

Dr. Cepriano, a West Babylon resident, joined the Farmingdale State College faculty in 1994 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001. In 2003, she was appointed Acting Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. After holding that position for a year she was promoted to Assistant Provost. In addition, she assumed the complex responsibility of Director of Enrollment Management which coordinates initiatives related to recruiting and enrolling students. Since assuming this role, the College has either met or exceeded enrollment targets.

Dr. Cepriano's accomplishments extend beyond the Farmingdale State community. From 1996-2004, Dr. Cepriano was the Associate Director of Research for the Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Her teaching and research areas are in aquatic biology, endocrinology, human anatomy and physiology. Her research has been supported by grants from Sea Grant, NASA and other agencies, yielding more than twenty research papers.

She is internationally known for her seminal work in locating nervous and endocrine systems hormones, regulatory peptides and receptors using immunohistochemical methods. She is the author of numerous articles employing these techniques in fishes that serve as research animals, including those that flew on NASA space shuttle missions.

In 1987, she received the first Women's Forum Educational Award for Scholarship and, in 1988, received the Kappa Phi Club Award for Scholarship.

Dr. Cepriano earned her PhD, MA and BS in Biology from Brooklyn College , City University of New York.