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Nazareth Hires New Vice President of Academic Affairs

Published March 01, 2017

Nazareth College has named Andrea Talentino as its vice president of Academic Affairs. The Academic Affairs Department is responsible for shaping and maintaining the academic learning community through preparing Nazareth students for meaningful careers and instilling a dedication to the idea of service. The department is in constant collaboration with faculty and other divisions of the college to provide an integrative and transformative learning environment that supports success for all students.  

“We had a very strong pool of candidates and have selected an outstanding individual to lead Academic Affairs,” said Nazareth President Daan Braveman. “Andrea’s academic background and success in higher education make her a valuable addition to the Nazareth community.”

Talentino previously served as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University in Vermont. She has worked at a number of colleges including Drew University, Tulane University, Princeton University, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Talentino earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at Yale University, before completing a master’s and doctorate in Political Science from UCLA.

She began her role at Nazareth in March of 2017.  




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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.