Layout A (with pagination)

Farewell John De Angelis!


John DeAngelis is leaving Teachers College. In his own words, John wrote, “I am writing to say that after 19 year of service in the Morningside Heights community (16 years at Teachers College preceded by three years at International House) I will be leaving NYC to take a position closer to home as Associate Vice President for Public Safety at Fairfield University in Connecticut.  My last day of employment at TC will be Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  I will be in and out of the office, on intermittent vacation through August and September, and remain available to the College and to our Morningside Crime Prevention Team during that time as well as any time in the future when I may be of assistance.

 While TC is exploring next steps, I leave the Office of Public Safety in very capable hands. Yeremy Chavez, Director of Public Safety Administration will be leading the Public Safety Team.  He will be assisted by Rob Wilson, Director of Public Safety Operations, along with Associate Director David Gaynor, and Assistant Directors Matt Hohl and Austin Cannon.   Patrick Mathelier, Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) will lead the EHS Team, assisted by Assistant Director Ed Kurzum and FLS Manager Joe Fallon.

 My sincere thanks to all of you for your friendship and assistance, and for all of the important work we have done together, and best wishes to you and your families for good health and continued success.



William H. Peabody III Appointed to Union Theological Seminary COO

William H. Peabody III

COO, Union Theological Seminary


William H. Peabody III is an innovative executive with over 30 years of experience in designing and directing impactful initiatives focused on operations, strategic planning, and facilities management. Throughout his career, William has placed a strong emphasis on continuous improvement and effective communication, allowing him to nurture and build out high-performing, collaborative teams.

As COO, William will work closely with senior executives and the Board of Trustees to develop and implement organizational goals, operational strategies, and policies for the organization. He will also provide leadership, vision, and oversight for Union’s business operations encompassing sound, ethical, and transparent processes that ensure the long-term operational viability of the institution. William will work to establish management priorities, policies, and procedures that will promote teamwork and collaboration and lead to the strengthening of the seminary’s operational capabilities.

Prior to joining Union, William served as the Executive Director of Facility Operations with Vassar College, where he directed a workforce of over 180 union employees with an operating budget of $22 million and an annual spend on capital projects of $45 million. While at Vassar, William was responsible for a wide breadth of departments, including facility operations, finance, administration, the physical plant, grounds services, building trades, custodian services, facility systems, energy management, and the service response center.

Read more →,Chief%20Operating%20Officer%20(COO).

Nina Wong Appointed as CFO of Union Theological Seminary

Nina Wong, CFO, Union Theological Seminary

Nina Wong has longstanding leadership experience in higher education, having served in assistant dean roles in the last 16 years at Hunter College’s School of Arts & Sciences and New York University’s Division of Libraries. Her professional experience includes financial planning and management, master planning for capital projects and strategic initiatives, and renovation management with institutional partners. Nina has also served in senior leadership roles for New York City museums including Budget Director at the Guggenheim Museum and CFO roles at Neue Galerie New York and El Museo del Barrio. Nina began her financial management career in corporate publishing and has had a long term commitment to not-for-profit institutions. 


In her role as Chief Financial Officer, Nina will provide leadership, vision, and oversight for Union’s financial operations encompassing sound, ethical, and transparent fiscal planning, financial management, and budgetary processes that ensure the long-term financial viability of the institution. She will also serve as staff to multiple committees of the Board of Trustees and serves as the Treasurer of the institution aimed at helping to realize our financial vision for Union. Read More →

Rabbi Naomi Kalish appointed as JTS Center for Pastoral Education

Rabbi Naomi Kalish

Director, Center for Pastoral Education | Jewish Theological Seminary

naomi kalish jts headshot sq scaled 1


Rabbi Naomi Kalish is the Harold and Carole Wolfe Director of the Center for Pastoral Education. Prior to coming to JTS, Rabbi Kalish taught clinical pastoral education (CPE) at New York–Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) to students from diverse religious, denominational, national, and cultural backgrounds. Rabbi Kalish has served on the Interprofessional Education Faculty at Columbia University Medical Center, where she has taught a course, Spirituality and Healthcare, to students in diverse healthcare educational programs.

Read More →

Albuquerque Police Detain Suspect in Killings of Muslim Men

TW: Hate crimes against Shia Muslims in New Mexico
“We grieve for the lives of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, Aftab Hussein, Naeem Hussain and Mohammad Ahmadi, lost to the horrific hate crimes targeting the Shia Muslim community in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We pray for the victims, their families, and their communities, and for an end to hatred and senseless violence. To our Muslim siblings, we are here for you and we join you in praying for the peace and safety for all community members at home and around the world.” — President Serene Jones

Albuquerque Police Detain Suspect in Killings of Muslim Men

Tour Map

[tag_groups_tag_list column_count=1 keep_together=0 include=1]