BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – October 26, 2011 - St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it has elected three new members to its Board of Trustees: alumni Matthew J. Barbis ’94 and S. Helen M. Kearney, C.S.J, Ph.D., ’67 and Peter M. Boger of Ridgewood Savings Bank.
“The College is delighted to welcome three very distinguished individuals to join its leadership,” stated SJC President S. Elizabeth Hill, C.S.J., J.D. “Each of our new trustees have been dedicated and loyal supporters of the College and we look forward to the guidance and expertise that they each will offer to it in the future.”
Matthew J. Barbis ’94 is president of the financial consulting and retirement investment firm Matthew Barbis and Co. He is also founder of The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded in response to the kidnapping and murder of his 11-year-old cousin in Sarasota, FL in 2004. The goal of the Foundation is to spread the message of stranger safety and reduce the number of child abductions in the U.S.
Peter M. Boger is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ridgewood Savings Bank. He has more than 34 years of financial experience in the banking industry and serves on the boards of Hellen Keller Services for the Blind, The Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University and the Greater New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
S. Helen M. Kearney, C.S.J, Ph.D., ’67 currently serves as president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood. Prior to this position, she was a former SJC faculty member in the Department of Child Study and was the director of the Dillon Child Study Center at the College’s Brooklyn Campus for 25 years. S. Helen is also a certified psychologist and holds a Ph.D. from New York University.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 23 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.