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July 29, 2009

Dr. Veronica Henry Promoted At Farmingdale State College

Alumna and Former Nursing Professor to Head Diversity Issues

Dr. Veronica Henry
Dr. Veronica Henry
Dr. Veronica Henry, a member of the campus community since 1981, has been promoted to Executive Assistant to the President.

Dr. Henry has assumed responsibility for all aspects of diversity initiatives and will serve as outreach to the community on behalf of the President's Office. She most recently served as Dean of the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center.

"Dr. Henry brings a wealth of experience to this position and her perspective as a graduate and former professor at Farmingdale State College make her even more valuable," said President Keen.

An alumna of Farmingdale's nursing program, Henry taught in the Department of Nursing.  She also completed her BS and MS at Stony Brook University, an MS at Adelphi University and an EdD at Columbia University. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

>Dr. Henry has devoted herself to many community groups and causes including the American Cancer Society Network and the American Heart Association, spearheading conferences on heart disease and early detection of cancer in minority communities.

Dr. Henry has traveled to developing countries to assist with education and health programs.  She served as secretary of the Regional Minority Access Committee of the State Education Department, which reaches out to inspire and encourage college bound students in local communities.

Dr. Henry is president of the Long Island St. Vincent Partnership of America and vice president of the Melville Rotary Club. She serves on the Dominican Village Board, and holds membership in numerous organizations including the NAACP, One Hundred Black Women of L.I, Eastern Shore Chapter of the Links Inc. and Mu Omega Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.