The College of New Rochelle announced today that Judith Huntington, a current vice-president at the school and a Yorktown Heights resident, will serve as the college’s new president, effective July 2011. She will succeed Stephen J. Sweeny, who has served as president since 1997.
“To announce the selection of the president-elect a year in advance of her taking office is unique,” said CNR Board Chairman Michael N. Ambler in a statement. “But the board believes by doing so, we are ensuring a more seamless and successful transition of leadership.”
According to the release: Huntington joined the College in 2001 as vice president for financial affairs, after having served as an outside auditor to the school for eight years before her appointment. Prior to joining CNR, she served as audit senior manager in KPMG’s metro New York practice. She is a former member of the Yorktown school board.
“For more than 18 years it has been my honor to be associated with The College of New Rochelle and to see first-hand the brilliant work of Dr. Sweeny and others who came before me,” Huntington said in a statement. “I will do my best to continue the fine work of Dr. Sweeny and to uphold the tradition of excellence here at CNR.’’