Department of Institutional Advancement
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For Immediate Release
Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, Seasoned Administrator and Educator, Appointed Senior Vice President for College Affairs at Touro College
NEW YORK, N.Y., July 21, 2006 – Dr. Bernard Lander, founder and president of Touro College, has announced the appointment of Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka as senior vice president for college affairs.
|Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka|
Rabbi Krupka joins Touro College after a lengthy and distinguished tenure at the Orthodox Union, where he served most recently as national executive director. At the Orthodox Union, he played a prominent role in leading an organization that provides hundreds of synagogues and communities across the United States, Canada and Israel with programmatic, administrative and educational support. He was instrumental in expanding the range of the Orthodox Union's programs and services in response to changing conditions in the Jewish world.
"We are extremely pleased that someone with Rabbi Krupka's credentials, experience, and achievements has decided to join our leadership team," said Dr. Lander. "With his combination of administrative talents, energy, deep ties in the Jewish communities and enthusiasm for our mission, I am confident he will play a pivotal role as Touro continues to grow and expand to achieve its mission of serving the Jewish and general communities with programs of excellence in the United States and abroad."
Said Rabbi Krupka: "It is an honor to be joining Touro College at this seminal moment in the institution's history, when it is undergoing rapid growth and is poised to fulfill its goals in keeping with the historic Judaic commitment to intellectual inquiry and social justice."
Touro College is America's largest and fastest-growing independent institution of higher and professional education under Jewish auspices. Touro's schools provide diverse, innovative and engaging course offerings, from business to law; speech pathology to Jewish studies; and education to medicine, nursing and pharmacy – all reflecting the Jewish commitment to values and respect for applied knowledge and discovery.
Currently Touro is preparing to celebrate its 36th anniversary with special events and ceremonies. The school continues to undergo significant growth. In September, Touro College South will open in Miami Beach, offering courses leading to bachelor's degrees in psychology, business management and administration and Judaic studies. Also slated for the fall is the launch of a new School of Social Work to train clinical social work practitioners. The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center will be moving from Huntington, Long Island to a new Federal and State court complex in Central Islip, and the Lander College for Women will be moving into a modern and world-class facility on 60th Street, two blocks south of Lincoln Center.
Additionally, Touro plans to launch a branch campus in Italy this fall, subject to approval of American education agencies. Under a historic agreement with the Province of Rome and the Municipality of Zagarolo, Touro College in Italy will open at a magnificent and historic sixteenth century palace, just 20 minutes outside of Rome that will become home to a leading international center for Jewish and general studies.
This past academic year, Touro officially opened Touro College Los Angeles, accepting its first class of students. Los Angeles is home to approximately 500,000 Jews and is a major and growing center of Jewish life. The College offers separate divisions for men and women. Also, Touro University Nevada's College of Health and Human Services launched three new schools this past academic year, each with graduate-level offerings: a School of Nursing, the first private nursing program in Nevada; a School of Occupational Therapy, the first and only OT program in Nevada; and a School of Education.
Rabbi Krupka received his Semicha (rabbinical ordination) from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, where he was a student of the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt"l. He earned an M.S. in secondary education from YU's David J. Azrieli School of Jewish Education, and received his undergraduate degree from YU's Yeshiva College. Rabbi Krupka resides in Passaic, New Jersey with his wife, Chashie, and their children.
Touro College has experienced phenomenal growth since its opening in 1971, and is currently educating more than 23,000 students at locations in New York, California, Nevada, Jerusalem, Moscow and Berlin. Touro College continues to have a profound impact on the lives of its students and on the Jewish and general communities.
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