(NY, NY. June 29, 2016) TCI College of Technology (TCI) has named Dr. George Santiago, Jr., of Bethpage, NY as its new President and CEO. Philip M. Getter, TCI’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, made the announcement. Dr. Santiago assumed the position on May 23, 2016. Dr. Santiago will also serve as a member of the TCI Board of Directors.
“Dr. Santiago brings to TCI a wealth of experience in higher education,” said Mr. Getter. “The Board is thrilled to welcome him as we embark on the next chapter in the history of our 107-year-old institution.”
Dr. Santiago joins TCI after a decade as President and CEO of Briarcliffe College, a four-year proprietary institution headquartered on Long Island. Prior to moving to New York to assume the role of Provost & Chief Academic Officer, and then President at Briarcliffe College in 2004, Dr. Santiago served six years as Executive Associate Director at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, where he oversaw a portfolio of 145 colleges and universities, acting as a liaison in the peer review and quality assurance accreditation process. Previous positions include Assistant Dean in the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair State University; Associate Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program at Rider University; Executive Assistant to the President at Law School Admissions Services; and Assistant Dean of Students at Rutgers College, Rutgers State University of New Jersey. Dr. Santiago earned his Doctorate and M.Ed. in Educational Administration from The Pennsylvania State University and his B.A. in Geography and Spanish from Rutgers.
“TCI has a long and honorable tradition preparing students in technology-based careers,” observed Dr. Santiago. “Now, under the guidance of TCI’s Board, I am excited to begin planning new programs that will provide students with the capacity to master industry-specific technologies, from business to engineering to healthcare.”
Founded in 1909 by Nobel Prize recipient Guglielmo Marconi, and originally known as the Marconi Institute in New York City, the school trained operators in "wireless telegraphy,” or radio. After World War I, General Electric became an investor in Marconi's company creating Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and the training school became the Radio Institute of America in 1919. Ten years later it became RCA Institutes, led by Managing Director and graduate David Sarnoff, a co-founder of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). In 1974, the institution was renamed Technical Career Institutes and today, is most commonly known as TCI College of Technology.
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