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Education Executive

Long Island City, New York, 11104, United States
November 15, 2018

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Stephen H. Adolphus


Online grader 2015-present

Grader of short answer and essay questions for Educational Testing Service

Executive Director, Bronx Educational Opportunity Center 2009-2014

Chief executive officer of a large adult education center providing basic education, GED preparation, college readiness and placement, Microsoft certification, and vocational training and placement at no cost to disadvantaged residents of New York City. EOC’s are a program of the State University of New York. The Bronx EOC operates under local administrative direction from Bronx Community College.

Independent Consultant 2007-2008

Specialty areas included post secondary education administration, financing, curriculum, government and regulatory issues; research and policy analysis, particularly concerning access and equity issues.

Vice President, Education and Government Relations

EVCI Career Colleges Holding Corp.,Yonkers, NY 2006-2007

Coordination of the educational activities at three colleges operated by the organization, including instructional personnel, libraries, curriculum. Relations with state and federal agencies involved with oversight of the colleges, including tracking legislation and regulatory developments, contact with elected officials and agency personnel; position papers; responses to reports and audits.

President, Interboro Institute, New York, New York 2000-2005

CEO of a proprietary college serving disadvantaged, non-traditional students offering associate degrees in six majors leading to employment or transfer to further education. Brought the institution from near closing to good health, academically and fiscally. Enrollment grew from 900 to 3500 FTE.

Vice President, Community Education and Dean, School of General Studies

Touro College, New York, New York 1988 - 2000

Chief administrative and academic officer for School of General Studies, a large undergraduate division of the College (1800 students, $21 million budget, 155 staff) operating at five locations in underserved neighborhoods of New York. Responsible for instructional program; student services including admissions, registrar, financial aid, bursar, advising, career placement; budget; facilities. Direction of College-wide government relations.

New York State Department of Education, Bureau of Higher Education Opportunity Programs 1971-88 Chief of Bureau, 1975-88

Built a categorical grants program to assist disadvantaged and minority students in independent colleges from its first days to a 6500 student, $20 million, 75 institution stable and respected program, with high degree of accountability, and graduation rate exceeding the national average for all college students. Handled annual budgets, drafted relevant legislation and regulations, negotiated with executive and legislative staff and Members.

Associate Director; Chairman, Department of Language Arts/Assist Professor of English (Upstate Medical Center), State University of New York EOC, Syracuse, New York 1969-71

Managed rapid growth and successful stabilization of new program to prepare inner-city adults for employment or college: budgeting, HR, physical plant. Workforce of 80, $1 million budget.

Other employment

Associate Dean of Students/Instructor, Utica College, Utica, NY; Peace Corps Volunteer, Nepal (instructor in English; teacher trainer); systems analyst, IBM; English Department Chair, Montserrat Secondary School, Leeward Islands


B.A. English, Master’s in Urban Studies, Yale University. Advanced training, Maxwell School, Syracuse University (social sciences); State of New York (management); SUNY at Albany (Public Administration).

Other accomplishments

Editor, chapter author, Equality Postponed, The College Board; author, Guidelines for Developmental Education Programs, Institute for Services to Education; writer, manager, three national projects on postsecondary equity, funded by FIPSE (US Department of Education) and Ford Foundation; frequent consulting (administration, finance, curriculum, financial aid, special programs) for colleges, the American Bar Association (law school accreditation teams), and state and federal governments, Author of major briefing paper on proprietary education for Jobs for the Future (Boston). .

39-17 45th Street

Sunnyside, New York 11104



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