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Union County College Hires New Dean

Dr. Bernard A. Polnariev is the new Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American Honors at Union County College.

CRANFORD – Dr. Bernard A. Polnariev joins Union County College’s administration as the new Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American Honors. Dr. Polnariev brings more than 18 years of experience in higher education to Union, having previously served as an academic administrator, researcher, and an adjunct instructor.

As the Dean of Curriculum, Accreditation, and American Honors, Dr. Polnariev will be responsible for coordinating articulation agreements with other institutions and coordinating educational initiatives and events. He will oversee the development of new courses and the production of the College’s academic catalog. As the Dean of American Honors, he will oversee all aspects of the program, from curriculum development to enrollment. He will ensure that a student-centered approach is taken towards all academic initiatives.

Prior to his arrival at Union, Dr. Polnariev served at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, NY, for almost five years as the Administrative Executive Officer for Academic Affairs. In this position, he coordinated and guided more than two dozen discipline-based faculty teams from nine departments to improve majors. He partnered with division liaisons to develop, manage, and present outcomes-focused strategic plans, goals, activities, and budgets. He served as the divisional liaison for all electronic student communications and he assisted faculty program directors from eight departments to overhaul their new Academic Affairs website.

Dr. Polnariev also served as an adjunct instructor at Wagner College, the College of Staten Island, and Hunter College. For more information about Union County College, please visit www.ucc.edu.

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