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Phone: 646-660-6500

Fax: 646-660-6501




Mailing Address:

Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Baruch College/CUNY

One Bernard Baruch Way
Box D-701

New York, NY 10010-5585


Walk-In Address:

Administrative Center

135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Monday, July 21, 2014


This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.


The Provost’s office is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Samples as the new Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, after an international search. Ms. Samples has been the Assistant Director of Baruch’s Writing Center for the past two years; prior to that she developed curricula for the Writing Center, and did faculty development work at The Cooper Union. She taught for many years in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University, where she also received her MFA in Fiction. Her appointment is effective today, July 21.

Heather impressed the members of the search committee and others who participated in the hiring process with her ability to articulate both expertise and deeply held values. Her sense of vision, together with her proven record of achievement at the Writing Center, made clear that Heather will advance the Institute’s mission in partnership with its staff, and the faculty and students it serves.

We would like to thank Suzanne Epstein for her stewardship as the Institute’s Interim Director since last August. Her work has helped make the Institute the extraordinarily important resource it has become and will continue to be, and we wish her the very best in the coming years.

I believe we are entering a very positive new era for the BLSCI. I know that Heather is eager to collaborate with the Baruch community to support our students’ development into effective communicators in their academic and professional lives. Please join the members of the Provost's Office in welcoming her to this new role.


Dennis Slavin

Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President

Baruch College, CUNY

646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)