Molloy College Announces New Dean for School of Business

Rockville Centre, NY — Molloy College recently announced that Ms. Gioia Bales has assumed the role of Dean of the School of Business, effective August 3, 2020. She replaces Dr. Barbara Schmidt and Dean Kathy Maurer-Smith, who served as interim deans from November of 2019 until Ms. Bales became the dean.

Ms. Bales was previously the Senior Associate Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University since 2016, and she also served in other administrative roles and held faculty status during her career there. Prior to her time at Hofstra, Ms. Bales worked in the Finance industry as a Senior Research Analyst at Salomon Brothers, and as a Senior Finance Consultant at Merrill Lynch before becoming the Director of Graduate Business Career Services and Administrator of the Merrill Lynch Center for International Financial Services and Markets. She received her M.B.A. from Hofstra University and her B.S. in Journalism and English from Syracuse University. She is a resident of Locust Valley.

"Gioia is a well-respected academic administrator and will be a terrific addition to our team as we grow the School of Business," said Dr. James Lentini, President of Molloy College. "Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, our search committee was still able to land an exemplary candidate to help lead us through these new and uncharted waters for our students and faculty. We know she will rise to the occasion."

"I am incredibly excited to begin the work of helping our students in the School of Business pursue their studies and achieve their academic and career goals," saidMs. Bales. "I look forward to growing the School of Business and its offerings in new and valuable ways to enhance the experience in our classrooms and beyond."

Molloy College, an independent Catholic college based in Rockville Centre, was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in Amityville, NY. The College serves a student population of approximately 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs, including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, computer studies and many more.

For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at Molloy College at 516-282-5647.