NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Administrators hope students applying to Monroe College’s King Graduate School for Urban Studies and Applied Research will have a better understanding of the New Rochelle college's programs since the school decided to change its name.
“The King Graduate School has always been focused on practical, real-world education, giving graduate students a hands-on approach to their studies,” Dean Michael Marinaccio said. “With this new alignment, we’re sharpening the focus so that our students’ education is integrated with the world around them, is more relevant to the contemporary workplace, and will have a more direct positive impact on their lives and the lives of others."
The name change reflects the graduate school's mission to prepare students for challenges and opportunities as well as apply learning and research to make a positive impact to society.
King offers a master's of business administration and a master's of science in criminal justice. These programs also address safety and other issues in urban communities around the world.
The school will also have an Institute for Applied Research, which will focus on business, entrepreneurship, economic development, criminal and social justice, public health and safety.
“In dense urban communities, there is an urgent need for scientific study and research that is applied to solve intractable problems,” said Marinaccio. “This is the very core of what our new research institute is all about.”
Karenann Carty, Monroe College associate vice president of academics, is happy with what is about to become of the newly named King Graduate School. “We are pleased that so many accomplished professionals have agreed to join us in bringing our new vision to fruition,” said Carty.
“They have committed to providing the faculty and administration of the King Graduate School with advice, guidance, and critique of curriculum and research activities. They will certainly be called on to expand our professional networks and further the School’s mission as we expand our graduate offerings over the next few years.”
Photo identification: Monroe College President Stephen Jerome, fourth from left in the center row, greets graduate degree candidates from around the world at a reception at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle. Dean of the Graduate School of Criminal Justice Basil Wilson is second from left, standing. Dean of the King Graduate School for Urban Studies and Applied Research Roberta Harris is on the far left. Connie Goldberg, of the Math Department, is to the left of President Jerome in the back row. The students are from Turkey, Thailand, Pakistan, Jamaica, Brazil and the United States.