program were welcomed to campus in
June. Dr. Lisa C. Buenaventura, dean of the
School of Education, and Dr. Hossein Sar-
rafzadeh, director of the bachelor's degree
program in cybersecurity, arrived on cam-
pus June 1. Dr. Douglas Pisano, founding
dean of St. Bonaventure's new School of
Allied Health, began his duties June 19.
perience in K-12 and
higher education, was
previously special assistant
to the provost for special
projects at the University
Her tenure there included
roles as assistant vice chancellor for co-cur-
ricular learning and assessment, interim vice
chancellor for Student Affairs, and adjunct
faculty member in Asian American Studies
and the Higher Education Doctoral Pro-
of Behavioral Sciences and Education at
Penn State-Harrisburg, and as a director for
the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed-
ucation's Educational Resources Group.
Education during a time of new leadership
and initiatives for the university," Bue-
naventura said. "People here are deeply
committed to the university and genuinely
care about the well-being of others. I look
forward to working with faculty in the
School of Education, as well as collaborat-
ing with colleagues across the campus."
Health, was previously
vice president for Aca-
demic Affairs and provost
at Massachusetts College
of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences University, where
he's worked since 1984 in
a variety of roles, includ-
ing dean of the School of Pharmacy.
Northeastern University in 1997.
cessful future where the health professions
complement an already stellar academic
future," he said.
its Allied Health Initiative. The major will
serve as a feeder program for graduate pro-
grams in the School of Allied Health, which
are in development.
pert in computer technol-
ogy and security who
comes to SBU from Auck-
land, New Zealand, where
he was a professor and
director of the High Tech
Network at Unitec Institute of Technology.
He is also the founder and co-director of
New Zealand's first Cybersecurity Research
Center, which collaborates with universities
and research centers around the world.
the development and administration of un-
dergraduate and postgraduate programs.
He earned his Ph.D. in computer science
from University of Wollongong in Australia.
Education, Allied Health, Cybersecurity
Clare only as a saint.
replaced with a more tradi-
tional General Education cur-
riculum that still adheres to the
foundational principles of the
university's Franciscan her-
itage, but has more flexibility
for current students and po-
tional knowledge for all majors
that aligns with the university's
mission, the new Gen Ed cur-
riculum offers students an ed-
ucational experience that
encourages them to examine
critically their own cultural as-
sumptions and to explore
openly and fairly other per-
spectives and cultures," said
Dr. Joseph Zimmer, provost
and vice president for Aca-
sensitive openness to alterna-
pare students to take their
place as thinking, moral indi-
viduals in a global commu-
nity," he said.
one-credit course in Contem-
porary Diversity and the three-
credit "The Way of Francis and
Clare," and one course each
from seven distribution
Studies, Literature and the Vi-
sual and Performing Arts, Nat-
ural Science with a lab (4
ophy and Quantitative Literacy.
sified as intensive writing, and
one must have a significant di-
information and computer lit-
eracy, and education in tech-
College course obligations still
being offered for the next cou-