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June 17, 2008

Dr. Pace Named College Chief of Staff

Dr. Catherine Pace Watson, of Northport, NY has been appointed Chief of Staff and Director of Professional Services, a newly created position at the University Optometric Center
(UOC), the patient care facility of the SUNY College of Optometry.

Dr Pace Watson, has been a member of the clinical teaching faculty since 1988. She is the Instructor of Record Emergency Care Courses, the Chair of the Committee on Faculty Development and Educational Facilitator for 35 student interns.

"Her open management style and high level of integrity will help us to create a collaborative environment for clinical faculty," said Dr. Richard Soden, Vice President for Clinical Affairs.

Prior to joining the College, Dr. Pace Watson served as staff optometrist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Northport, NY. She was a member of the Health Advisory Board of the Long Island Day Care Services.A graduate of the SUNY College of Optometry and Fordham University, Dr. Pace Watson is author of numerous professional articles and publications.