July 13, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
The Mount’s new president, Dr. Jason N. Adsit (right), reviews progress on the college’s current renovation project with James Raimo, vice president for Auxiliary Services. The college was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from New York State’s Higher Education Capital Assistance Program to be used towards the project.
Mount Saint Mary College was recently awarded $500,000 from New York State’s Higher Education Capital Assistance Program (HECAP) towards renovations of the college’s Aquinas Hall.
The grant will cover a portion of the renovations, which are taking place this summer in the former Curtin Memorial Library in Aquinas Hall. Since the opening of the college’s Dominican Center and Kaplan Family Library in 2014, the former library space has been used for offices and student study areas. The renovations will allow for expanded facilities that will house the Mount’s School of Nursing and School of Business, as well as increase the building’s handicapped accessibility.
Dr. Jason N. Adsit, the Mount’s new president, recently examined progress at the construction site with James Raimo, vice president for Auxiliary Services at the Mount, as his guide.
“The improvements made to this space will enable the college to enhance these important academic programs,” noted Dr. Adsit.
He also thanked all those who worked to secure the grant, including Raimo; Carolyn Quoma, director of Research and Grants; Maryann Pilon, executive director of Facilities and liaison for Strategic Space Planning; and Arthur Glass, vice president for Finance and Administration.
Dr. Adsit, the college’s seventh full-time president, began his tenure on June 1, 2018. He joins the Mount family from D’Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y., where he served as Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education, as well as Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program.