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A New Dean for Seidenberg

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Pace is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan H. Hill, DPS, as Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, effective July 1, 2016.

Pace University has appointed Jonathan H. Hill, DPS, dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University, effective July 1, 2016. Hill was chosen after a national search.

“I am delighted with Jonathan’s appointment as the new dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems,” said Pace University president Stephen J. Friedman. “His dedication, leadership, vision, record of achievement, and management skills make him the right person to lead the Seidenberg School to new heights of excellence and reputation.”

As Dean of the Seidenberg School, Jonathan Hill brings a combination of experience in both academia and the private sector that spans nearly three decades, including 15 years on the faculty of Kingsborough Community College (CUNY), where he developed successful educational programs in technology and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Hill came to Pace in 2003 and has distinguished himself for innovation that has enhanced the reputation of the Seidenberg School and positioned its students for learning and internship opportunities and career success with some of the most recognized companies of our time. He has also contributed to recent strong growth in the school's overall enrollment, with very significant growth in its graduate programs.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Pace, Dr. Hill has served as Program Chair (Computing Information Systems), Director of Special Programs and Projects, Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, and most recently as Interim Dean. He is a founder and director of the Pace STEM Collaboratory, as well as Seidenberg Creative Labs. He also planned and developed the Seidenberg Scholars program for gifted and talented first-year students, and has cultivated government and corporate programs with organizations that include Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Bank of New York Mellon, Hewlett Packard, NYC Department of Education, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and others. In addition, Dr. Hill has extended significant research partnerships, most notably with the Verizon Foundation and AT&T.

"At a time when the tech industry is growing exponentially, it is a tremendous honor to be chosen to serve as dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and to aid in solving significant problems facing our city, our nation, and our world,” Hill said of his appointment. “All of us in the Seidenberg community look forward to answering the call to provide better-trained technologists who can design and code better products and solutions to the problems of our time.”

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of the Pacific, Hill holds a Master of Business Administration from the City University of New York (CUNY) and a Doctor of Professional Studies from Pace University.