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Post University Appoints James Nardozzi as Acting Dean of Post College

James NardozziWATERBURY, Conn.—March 22, 2011 -- Post University announced today that it has named James Nardozzi, D.P.A., as Acting Dean of Post College.  Nardozzi , a former Waterbury Deputy Chief of Police, will lead the general education and other undergraduate programs offered through Post College.  He also will continue to serve as director of the new Master of Public Administration degree program. 

Post College offers courses in the humanities, natural and social sciences, arts and mathematics to help undergraduate students develop the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive job market.    It also is home to the University’s Equine Business Management program.

“We firmly believe that today’s undergraduate students need to focus on the fundamental skills that will stand them in good stead in a rapidly changing and competitive job market,” said Ronald W. Ogrodnik, Ph.D., President of Post University.  “Dr. Nardozzi’s academic credentials coupled with his extensive experience leading and managing large, complex organizations will help ensure the programs within Post College continue to meet the needs of students and employers now and in the future.”

Dr. Nardozzi joined the Post faculty in 2007 to head the University’s Criminal Justice program.  More recently, he was instrumental in the development of the University’s Master of Public Administration degree program, which he will continue to direct.

The University continues its search for a permanent Dean for Post College, as well as for a Dean of the John P. Burke School of Public Service.  In January, the University named Jane Bailey, Ed.D., as Dean of the School of Education and Donald Mroz, Ph.D., as Dean of the School of Business.   The School of Business was recently approved to enter Candidacy for Accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  The University was accredited in 1972 by the New England Association for Schools & Colleges (NEASC), Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
“Dr. Nardozzi will bring the same focus on quality, academic rigor and teaching excellence to the programs within Post College that he has brought to the University’s Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration programs, and that Doctors Mroz and Bailey are bringing to our schools of Business and Education,” said Dr. Ogrodnik.

Dr. Nardozzi earned his Doctorate in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University.  He has a Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia and graduated from the University of New Haven with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Senior Professional Certificate in Forensic Science.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI LEEDS program, and the Connecticut Municipal Police Academy, and is a Certified Police Instructor in the State of Connecticut. 

About Post University: Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university that offers a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics.  Its nearly 6,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace.  To learn more about Post University, visit or call 800-345-2562.