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Fond Farewell to Dr. Susan Capasso

Fond Farewell to Dr. Susan Capasso

St. Vincent’s College bid a fond farewell to Dr. Susan Capasso, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty earlier this semester after she accepted a position at Bay Path University. Her new position is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the graduate School, clinical coordinator for the MS Genetic Counseling Program and Professor for Genetic Counseling. She will be working to develop campuses in Massachusetts and online programs. She will also be teaching and coordinating the new MS Genetic Counseling Program which will begin in October 2017. This Program is the first hybrid program to be offered with clinical sites throughout New England and New York. This new program is innovative and unlike any of the other 36 programs in the United States and Canada. It is designed to educate the genetic counselors of the future.

She came to St. Vincent’s College in 1998 as a faculty member and chair of the general education courses and then became the Chair of General Studies, and professor in biology. In 2009 she became the Dean of Academic Services and in 2012 the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty. Dr. Capasso has over 35 years of experience in higher education, research and as a genetic counselor. Here at St. Vincent’s College she has provided leadership for new program development, distance education, cancer survivorship education, grant development and many other initiatives including the summer science camp designed for middle and high school students that was held for the sixth consecutive summer this past week.

Dr. Capasso holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford, a Master in Biology from Georgetown University and bachelors in Zoology from the University of Vermont. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics, and a Charter Member of the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

We wish her the best and know that she is following her passion in genetics.