By Shelby Townsend
The university’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Jackie Nealon, has been named the new vice president of enrollment at the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, N.Y., and will not be returning to LIU.
As the Pioneer reported on Feb. 13, 2014, Dr. Nealon was appointed as chief of staff and vice president of enrollment, Campus Life, and Communications by President Kimberly Cline in 2013. According to Dr. Nealon’s LinkedIn page, before that, she spent 14 years as the Vice President for Enrollment, Communications and Marketing at NYIT. LIU Administrators would not comment about why Dr. Nealon left less than three years after becoming President Cline’s second in command. The university did not issue an announcement about Nealon’s departure.
The university’s department of human resources would not respond to inquiries regarding her last day of employment. Dean of Students, Abagail Van Vlerah, confirmed that Dr. Nealon was no longer at the university, but would not comment further. Dr. Nealon did not return the Pioneer’s multiple phone calls.
Although Dr. Nealon’s name is not listed on the Culinary Institute’s website as part of the admissions team, Dr. Nealon’s LinkedIn page states that she began her new position as vice president, enrollment management, in January 2016.
Jeffrey Kane, vice president for academic affairs, in response to the Pioneer’s inquiries about Nealon’s departure from the university, said, “We don’t comment on personnel matters. It’s a matter of personal privacy, and I wish her the best.”