Talented Additions to President's Cabinet
Mitchell College welcomes two new Vice Presidents this year, Dr. Michael Fishbein, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, and Crystal Neuhauser, Vice President for Advancement and Communications.
Dr. Michael Fishbein began recently as Mitchell College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. He comes to Mitchell from his most recent post as Vice Chancellor for Special Projects at Antioch University Midwest. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and insight from his service at Antioch and in key administrative roles at Daniel Webster College, Lyndon State College of the Vermont State Colleges, Cazenovia College, The College of Saint Rose, and The Sage Colleges. A professor of psychology, he has taught at Daniel Webster College, Roosevelt University and Vassar College. President Mary Ellen Jukoski remarks, “on behalf of the faculty and staff, I am delighted to have someone of Dr. Fishbein’s considerable experience and solid expertise on our team.”
Dr. Fishbein holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and a master’s in Social Psychology from Clark University and a bachelor’s with special honors in psycology from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York. He has been published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Psychological Reports and has presented at numerous academic conferences spanning over three decades.
Having met with many members of the campus community and taken part in the 69th Commencement ceremony at Mitchell, Dr. Fishbein remarked, “Mitchell College is well-positioned for success at a time in the history of higher education as challenging as any we have ever seen. I believe this because the College has made prudent, though sometimes painful, decisions; it has the faith of a passionate, committed, and student-driven faculty and staff; and because we have opportunities to which we can rise going forward together.”
Dr. Fishbein continues his plans to be very visible around campus, talking and working together with faculty and students. He already has been in close consultation with President Mary Ellen Jukoski and other members of the President’s Cabinet.
Crystal Neuhauser is Mitchell College's new Vice President for Advancement and Communications. She comes to Mitchell from her most recent post as Director of Development, Health Affairs at Quinnipiac University and, prior
to that, as a Development Officer at Yale University School of Medicine. Her impressive accomplishments at Quinnipiac include garnering the university’s first Presidential Endowed Scholarship (a $1 million endowed student scholarship), cultivating and securing over a $1 million in corporate equipment donations, and taking an entrepreneurial approach in identifying new institutional partners.
President Mary Ellen Jukoski remarks, “Mitchell College’s good work has always made it extremely worthy of community support and we are thrilled to have a professional of such caliber as Crystal Neuhauser to cultivate the vital connections that will engage our supporters.”
Ms. Neuhauser holds a master’s of science in organizational leadership from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor’s of science in business management from Albertus Magnus College. She is a member of the Board of Managers of the New Haven YMCA Youth Center, a past participant with the United Way of Greater New Haven’s Women’s Initiative, and a member of the Association of Healthcare Professionals.
“I’m simply thrilled and I am looking forward to joining Mitchell at such a transformative moment for the institution,” said Ms. Neuhauser. “President Jukoski and the board have charted ambitious goals. In partnership with, what I believe is, a really terrific team, it will be an honor to work with Mitchell’s community of alumni, parents, and friends.
In addition to her formidable advancement skills, Ms. Neuhauser is an accomplished performing artist, having been awarded the Harry Belafonte Scholarship for the Arts at SUNY Purchase College, a founding member of the Hypothetical Theatre Company, and established an independent record label.