New York Tech adds talent to Student Life Team

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Felipe Henao and Patricia Napolitano have joined New York Tech as dean of students and associate dean of students, respectively.

Felipe Henao and Patricia Napolitano have joined New York Institute of Technology as dean of students and associate dean of students, respectively.

As dean of students, Henao reports to Assistant Provost for Student Engagement and Development Tiffani L. Blake and will supervise Napolitano.

Together, the new additions to the administration will lead the Office of Student Life at New York Tech’s two New York campuses.

“The Office of Student Life’s new leadership underscores the university’s commitment to the development of the whole student, ensuring they have the resources and support to succeed and helping prepare New York Tech students to positively impact and change the world,” Blake said.

As a key member of the student affairs leadership team, Felipe Henao is responsible for championing New York Tech’s goal to be a student-centered institution that promotes inclusion and diversity, stimulates innovation and entrepreneurship, and promotes personal and professional student growth and development. Additionally, he will collaborate with university leaders on policies, practices, assessment, and plans for the institution and will work closely with academic partners and others to enhance the New York Tech experience for students through shared programs, services, resources and initiatives.

Henao joins New York Tech from Dobbs Ferry-based Mercy College where he spent seven years in various roles, including assistant dean of student affairs since 2020 and executive director of student life and health and wellness programs for the three preceding years. Prior to joining Mercy, Henao served as associate director of student affairs and residence life and as assistant director of student life at Chatham University in Pittsburgh from 2009 to 2014.

 

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