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Kathleen Yorkis Named Vice President for Student Affairs

November 11, 2001

WALTHAM, Mass.- Bentley College is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Yorkis as Vice President for Student Affairs. Yorkis joined Bentley in 1986 as Dean of Students and most recently has served as Bentley's Chief Student Affairs Officer and Dean of Students since September 1999. "This reflects the high regard in which all of us hold Kathleen and recognizes her tireless efforts to bring every facet of student life at Bentley to that next level," said President Joseph G. Morone.

Under Yorkis' leadership, the Division of Student Affairs provides a comprehensive set of student services and programs within a student development framework. Her areas of responsibility include Student Activities, Health Services, Counseling and Student Development, Residence Life, Multicultural Center, International Student Services, Dining Services, Judicial Affairs, Spiritual Life, Campus Police and Associate and Assistant Deans. Prior to Bentley, she worked at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston as Director of Professional Development and Director of Tax Personnel, Finance and Administration.

Yorkis holds a bachelor's degree from SUNY Geneseo (NY), a master's degree from SUNY Albany, and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The American University in Washington, DC.

Kathleen and her husband, Paul, live in Medway, MA. She has been an active member of several Medway Public School advisory councils. They have two children, Jacob and Laura.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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