August 31, 2020

Associate Dean Receives UPCEA Fellowship Award

By Cayla Delardi

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Billie Gastic, NYU SPS Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Languages, and Post-Traditional Undergraduate Studies, has won a fellowship to participate in the upcoming UPCEA Bethaida ”Bea” Gonzalez Diversity in Leadership Scholars Program!

As Syracus University News explains, “The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) has established the Bethaida “Bea” González Diversity in Leadership Scholars program with the goal of equipping diverse professionals at any stage of their career with the skills and knowledge needed to move into leadership positions on campus. […] González, vice president for community engagement and former dean of University College, retired this month after 36 years of service at Syracuse University. She served UPCEA in many capacities, including as president-elect in 2013-14 and president in 2014-15. During her tenure as UPCEA president, González facilitated discussions about the needs of adult students and collaborated with UPCEA officers and members to provide services and access to higher education students.”

As part of the fellowship, Dean Gastic will join an accomplished cohort of higher education professionals to engage in a series of online professional development programs that will address the challenges of the profession and the importance of representative and diverse leadership—a cornerstone of UPCEA’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gastic for this achievement and expressing our gratitude for her commitment to fostering a diverse community within SPS and beyond.


A version of this article appears on the NYU SPS Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA) blog.

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