College Announces New Leadership in Academic Affairs

February 12, 2020

Hudson Valley Community College has announced several new leaders in Academic Affairs.

Judith DiLorenzo
Judith DiLorenzo

Judith DiLorenzo has been named the college’s new Vice President of Academic Affairs, after serving for seven months in an interim capacity. Prior to becoming interim vice president, she was the department chair for the college’s Dental Hygiene department for 19 years and previously served on the faculty. She has a master’s degree in social policy and adult learning from SUNY Empire State College; a bachelor’s degree in health science from Northeastern University; a dental hygiene certificate from the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists; and an associate degree in dental science from Northeastern University.

Dr. Patricia Klimkewicz
Dr. Patricia Klimkewicz

Dr. Patricia Klimkewicz has been named the college’s new Dean of Health Sciences after serving for six months in an interim capacity. She is a registered nurse and prior to becoming dean, worked as a professor in the college’s Nursing department for 19 years. She is also a commander in the United States Navy Nurse Corps. Dr. Klimkewicz has a doctorate in health services from Walden University; a master’s degree in nursing and an MBA, both from the Sage Graduate School; a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Russell Sage College; and an associate degree in nursing from Mohawk Valley Community College.

Dr. Jonathan Ashdown
Dr. Jonathan Ashdown

Dr. Jonathan Ashdown has been named the college’s new Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) after serving for six months in an interim capacity. Prior to becoming interim dean, he was an assistant professor in the college’s Electrical Engineering Technology program for more than eight years. He holds a doctor of philosophy in electrical engineering, an MBA, and both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; as well as an associate degree in engineering science from Hudson Valley.

Deborah Shoemaker
Deborah Shoemaker

Deborah Shoemaker has been named the Associate Dean of Community and Educational Partnerships at the college. Prior to starting this position, she served as the college’s Director of Community and Professional Education for more than 13 years. She has a master’s degree in education from the Sage Graduate School and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a concentration in history from Russell Sage College.

Tara Bocketti
Tara Bocketti

Tara Bocketti has been named the Director of Community and Professional Education at the college after working for six years as assistant director under Deb Shoemaker. She has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in business, both from the University at Albany.

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