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CM-06: Office of the President (Springer) 1995 - 2004

Identifier: CM-06


  • Creation: 1995 - 2004


Biographical / Historical

Dr. Marlene Springer was appointed President of the College of Staten Island, The City University of New York, 1994. A specialist in nineteenth century British and American literature and womens literature, Dr. Springer earned her Ph.D. in English Literature and her M.A. in American Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. She received her bachelors degree in English and business administration at Centre College in Kentucky.

Dr. Springer was Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at East Carolina University prior to her appointment at CSI. Previously she was named Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1985, and earlier served there as Acting Associate Dean, Chair of the Department of English, and as a member of the faculty from 1970. She was chosen an American Council on Education Administrative Fellow in 1982, and served as Visiting Professor at the Universidade Federal Fluminse, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1975.

She is the author of “The Presidency as Journey (Not Destination),” The Presidency, Winter 2003, American Council on Education; “Focus: Reflections on the Presidency,” The Presidency, Spring 1999, American Council on Education; “Ethan Frome: A Nightmare of Need,” (1993); Thomas Hardy’s Use of Allusion, and Edith Wharton and Kate Chopin: A Reference Guide; editor with Haskell Springer of Plains Woman: The Diary of Martha Farnsworth, and editor of What Manner of Woman: Essays on English and American Life and Literature, which has been translated into Japanese. She has also written numerous other articles, and lectured in China, Yugoslavia, Brazil and several other foreign countries.

Nationally recognized as an education administrator, Dr. Springer is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE); chaired the Commission on the Role of Teacher Education of the Association of Teacher Educators in 1992; and serves as chair for Board of Directors, the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS). She also serves on national committees in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, chairs the committee on Professional Development, 2002 – 2003; served on Presidents’ Council National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 1999 – 2002; team chair of the evaluation team for SUNY Oswego, Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 2002; and serves on several other national organizations. Most recently, Dr. Springer has been appointed by the Mayor to serve as vice chair of the New York City Charter Revision Commission and is a board member of the New York Council for the Humanities. In 2003, Dr. Springer moderated a NYC panel discussion called, “What Johnny Doesn’t Read: Test and Textbook Censorship in Our Schools.”


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