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Berkeley College recently named Jenny Sena as dean of the college’s School of Health Studies.

In her new role, Sena provides leadership and vision for academic programming, accreditation, faculty management and development, student retention, and many other facets that contribute to Berkeley’s tradition of career-focused education. The appointment was effective Jan. 9.

“Dr. Sena brings a wealth of expertise to help prepare the next generation of leaders in nursing and allied health fields,” said Marianne Vakalis, EdD, interim provost and dean, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies. “Her commitment to excellence ensures that our students are well prepared to enter the workforce during this critical time in healthcare.”

Sena, a South River resident, began her career as a microbiologist at hospitals in New York City and later became a physician assistant (PA), working in the areas of emergency medicine, pediatrics, urgent care, employee health, as well as for the U.S. Department of Defense. She has worked in academia for more than 10 years, serving as a professor, academic coordinator, director of clinical education, PA program director, and in other roles.

Sena is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, New York State Society of Physician Assistants, and New Jersey Society of Physician Assistants, and has participated in medical missions to England, Guatemala, Peru, and Belize. She holds a doctorate in Health Sciences from A.T. Still University in Arizona; a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Wagner College in New York; and physician assistant certificate from Bayley Seton Hospital in New York.

About Berkeley College

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees and certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The college also offers continuing education programs to enhance career credentials. Berkeley College has campuses in Newark, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park, as well as New York City.