Dr. David Turi, Associate Dean of the School of Business, has been appointed to serve as Acting Dean of the School of Business. It is expected that a Dean search will be established in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Turi will assume the position in replacement of Dr. Deirdre who has held a dual appointment as Dean of the School of Business and Center for Innovation and Professional Studies. Christofalo will be leaving Felician University to pursue another opportunity on April 15th.

Dean Turi has been with the Felician School of Business for 17 years, is an integral member of the University’s Curriculum Strategies Committee, and served on the 2017 IACBE (International Accreditation Council for Business Education) Self-Study and the recent Middle States Self-Study Accreditation teams. He was a leader in the development of Felician’s BS degree program in Business Analytics and is a long-time member of the Internal Review Board for the University. His professional affiliations include his recent appointment to Chair of the Board of Directors of IACBE and his past service as Treasurer and Board Member for Middle States. 

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“Dave Turi’s dedication to Felician University has been exemplary. We are grateful for the contributions of Dr. Deirdre Christofalo and wish her well in her future endeavors,” Dr. Anne Prisco said. “We are confident that our students and programs are in good hands and Dr. Turi’s professional leadership will continue the successful path established by the School of Business during this time of transition.”

Turi, who received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University, MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy from Seton Hall University, has previously served on a number of University search committees including most recently, for Vice President of Business and Finance. 

In accepting the interim appointment Turi said that he plans to focus on "helping the School of Business transition as we search for a new Dean."