September 3, 2019

Eileen Angelini Appointed Associate Dean of the School for Graduate Studies

A Fulbright Scholar and Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques Recipient, Angelini Joins SUNY Empire from East Carolina University

Eileen M. Angelini joins SUNY Empire State College from East Carolina University, where she was the David and Julian and Virginia Suther Whichard distinguished visiting professor in the Humanities.

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York – Sept. 3, 2019) Eileen M. Angelini has accepted the position of associate dean of SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies.

An accomplished teacher and scholar, Angelini joins the college from East Carolina University, where she was the David and Julian and Virginia Suther Whichard distinguished visiting professor in the Humanities.

“Dr. Angelini brings a new perspective to the college’s School for Graduate Studies, based on her national and international experience,” said Jim Malatras, president of SUNY Empire. “Diverse perspectives, knowledge, and experience have everything to do with academic excellence, which is why Eileen Angelini will play such an important role as a leader and contributor, as we work together to improve all facets of the School for Graduate Studies. I look forward to Eileen’s arrival at SUNY Empire and to welcoming her to an outstanding school and college.”

Dean of the School for Graduate Studies Nathan Gonyea said, “We eagerly anticipate Dr. Angelini joining the School for Graduate Studies. Eileen Angelini brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, from several nationally and internationally known colleges, universities, and another educational institutions, which will benefit students, the School for Graduate Studies faculty and staff, and SUNY Empire as a college.”

“I am delighted to be joining SUNY Empire State College, an institution known for being at the forefront of pioneering educational initiatives,” said Angelini. “SUNY Empire’s faculty enjoy a well-earned reputation for excellence and I look forward to our working together to further their professional development. Collaborative efforts – in the SUNY Empire spirit of innovation – will advance academic program and course quality for the benefit of our students. I am grateful to Dean Nathan Gonyea and the college’s search committee for placing their trust and confidence in me and I am eager to begin this fall.”

As associate dean, Angelini will lead the academic operations of the School for Graduate Studies. Her responsibilities will include oversight of faculty recruitment, professional development, and review; academic program review and accreditation, and participation in strategic initiatives and budget planning.

About Eileen M. Angelini

Angelini previously served as professor and chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Canisius College; as associate professor and director of the Foreign Language Program at Philadelphia University; and on the faculty at Université Lumière Lyon 2 and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3.

Angelini holds a Doctorate and Master of Arts in French Studies, both from Brown University, and a Bachelor of Arts in French from Middlebury College. She is both a Fulbright Scholar and a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Angelini begins her new role with SUNY Empire Monday, Sept. 9.

About SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College educates more than 17,000 students in person, online, and through a blend of both, at more than 30 locations in New York and at eight international sites worldwide. Together with one of SUNY Empire’s more than 1,300 faculty mentors, each student designs their own individualized pathway to a college degree that accommodates their schedule and awards credit for prior college-level learning. SUNY Empire awards more than 3,000 degrees annually and 94 percent of graduates stay in New York state. Today, more than 87,000 SUNY Empire alumni are entrepreneurs, veterans, and active members of the military, professional athletes, teachers, medical professionals, and leaders in their field, as well as in their communities. To learn more, visit and follow the college on social media @SUNYEmpire.