Mary Chance, M.S.T., C.P.A.

Chair, Assistant Professor
Long Island Campus - Business Technology Center, 2-7

B.S. in Accounting, St. Francis College
M.S. in Taxation, Long Island University – School of Professional Accountancy
Certificate in Leadership through Emotional Intelligence, Case Western Reserve University – Weatherhead School of Management

Areas of Expertise: accounting, program registration and review

Mary A. Chance has taught accounting and coordinated accounting internships at St. Joseph’s College for the School of Arts and Sciences since 1983. In 1998, she was appointed director of the Office of Graduate Management Studies. In this role, she provides the academic and administrative leadership for this dual-campus program including curriculum development and refinement, program registration and assessment, strategic planning, faculty and staff recruitment and development and representation to external and internal constituencies.

Prior to becoming director, she worked as coordinator for the fast-track M.S. in Taxation and SJC M.B.A. programs at Long Island University in Brentwood. She is a former consultant for the New York State Education Department’s Office of College and University Evaluation. Along with working in education, Ms. Chance operated her own private tax practice and is a former tax manager for Price Waterhouse. 

Ms. Chance belongs to several SJC academic committees, including the Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee and the Intra-College Council. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of CPAs, and the American Accounting Association.

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