Veatrice Carabine was appointed dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Dean College, the institution announced in a press release today.
“I am so thrilled to be joining Dean College’s School of Continuing Studies,” Carabine said. “The staff and student body here is phenomenal, and the continuing education program is growing exponentially. I’m excited to be a part of this journey at Dean College.”
Carabine has previously served as the dean of the School of Professional Studies at William Peace University in Raleigh, NC. Enrollment at the school increased by 169 percent and the school added two majors under her tenure. This won't be her first stay in Massachusetts, as she previously spent seven years at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, working her way up to being the director for Continuing Education and Graduate Admission.
She earned her bachelors degree in business executive management from Bay Path College. In addition, Carabine holds a a M.Ed. in psychology with concentration in student personnel administration from Springfield College.
“We could not be more excited to have Veatrice lead our School of Continuing Studies,” said John Marcus, the college's vice president of enrollment services and marketing. “Veatrice has a passion for working with adult students, and I am confident that her first-hand knowledge and experience of continuing education will elevate our program to unprecedented growth.”
Carabine hopes to grow enrollment in the Continuing Studies program, and take greater steps to accommodate the needs of students facing what she called "the different challenges associated with continuing education."
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