SJC Professor Named to Top 50 Influential Business Women on L.I.

PATCHOGUE, NY – MARCH 16, 2010 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that faculty member Diane Pfadenhauer has been named as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business for 2010 by Long Island Business News. Ms. Pfadenhauer was also recently appointed by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and the Suffolk County Legislature to serve as a member of the Suffolk County Public Employment Relations Board.

“I am excited at the opportunity to be able to serve the people of Suffolk County as a member of the Suffolk County Public Employment Relations Board and look forward to helping our region,” said Ms. Pfadenhauer. “In regards to the Long Island Business News announcement, being named to the prestigious list of Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business is truly an honor. I am grateful to be recognized among Long Island's women leaders.”

Long Island Business News named Ms. Pfadenhauer as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business for her extensive work in the local business community. Selected by a judging committee based on business acumen, mentoring and community involvement, this honor recognizes the significant contributions of women professionals to the region’s economy and to the communities in which they do business.

Ms. Pfadenhauer’s credentials and experience working with businesses on Long Island gained the attention of Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, who appointed her as a member of the Suffolk County Public Employment Relations Board. In this position, Ms. Pfadenhauer will oversee issues with unionized public sector employees in Suffolk County. The Board was created to promote a harmonious and cooperative relationship between county government and its employees and to protect the public by assuring that orderly operations of county government will go uninterrupted.

Ms. Pfadenhauer is an assistant professor in the Department of Graduate Management Studies at St. Joseph’s College. She teaches several courses on topics including business law, employment law, human resources and organizational management.

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 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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