Our new Acting Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs is Dr. Manoj Pardasani, who is well known to many in the Hunter community since he previously served as our Associate Provost and as a member of the Silberman School of Social Work faculty. Most recently, he served as Dean of the School of Social Work at Adelphi University, and he was previously Associate Dean at the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service. Manoj, who earned his MSW and PhD from Yeshiva University, is a perfect fit to lead academic affairs on Hunter’s famously diverse campus. He has been a Visiting Professor in China, Germany, Chile and the UK, and he has been invited to share his social welfare research by Chile, South Korea, Taiwan and India. He has won numerous honors, including the Mid-Career Exemplary Social Work Leader Award from the National Association of Social Workers and the Fulbright Specialist award. I am looking forward to working closely with him as we advance Hunter’s educational mission.