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March 21, 2005

New Appointments In College Administration


On March 9, 2005, Dr. Richard Weber retired after 35 years as Executive Director of the University Optometric Center and as Vice President for Clinical Affairs.

"We extend every good wish for future hppiness and success to Dr. Weber to whom we are grateful for his years of productive leadership", said Dr. Alden N. Haffner, College President.

Dr. Joseph Boorady,'93, was named Dr. Weber's successor. Dr. Boorady has served as the Associate Director of the clinic for many years.

Matthew Platarote has been promoted from Associate Director of Continuing Professional Education to Director. Dr. Richard Soden, '79, will join the professional staff one day a week to assist in the areas of managed care, credentialing and coding.

Marie Bodack, '98, is the newly appointed Coordinator of the Children's Mobile Vision Clinic funded and supported by the New York Children's Vision Coalition. This van, with two exam lanes, will conduct vision exams for schoolchildren throughout Manhattan. Dr. Ida Chung, '93, will oversee the optometric responsibilities.