Press Releases

Susan Williams
July 9
Manhattanville University announced the appointment of Susan D. Williams, CPA, MBA, DBA as the new Senior Vice President for Finance and Operational Innovation. Williams is the first cabinet hire of Manhattanville's new President, Frank D. Sánchez, Ph.D., and will join Manhattanville in September.
Manhattanville University student walking on campus
July 2
PURCHASE, NY, July 2024 – Manhattanville University is proud to announce the University has been recognized as a College of Distinction by Colleges of Distinction for the fifth year in a row. This recognition honors Manhattanville’s exceptional undergraduate education, including its dedication to hands-on learning, robust student-faculty relationships, an active campus community, and outstanding student outcomes. Colleges of Distinction also honored Manhatanville as a Business College of Distinction, an Education College of Distinction, a Career Development College of Distinction, and an Equity & Inclusion College of Distinction.
Manhattanville University campus with view of Reid Castle and road with banners
June 13
Manhattanville University welcomes three new members to its board. Grace Butler, Karina Frayter, and Peter Lorenz join the Manhattanville Board of Trustees, bringing Expertise in Business, Branding, and Education PURCHASE, NY, June 2024—Manhattanville University announced the appointment of three Board members: Grace Butler, Karina Frayter, and Peter Lorenz. The additions to the Board come on the heels of Manhattanville’s recent announcement of elevated status as a university. Michael Dunn, Chair of the Manhattanville Board of Trustees, praised the new members, saying they bring a wealth of experience in business, branding, and educational leadership to Manhattanville's already robust Board.
Dr. Burgos, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Illinois
June 11
PURCHASE, NY – Manhattanville University’s Sport Studies Program announced its first Speaker in Residence for its National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded project “Sport Studies in the 21st Century: Amplifying the Latinx Experience in Curricula, Conversation, and Community,” Adrian Burgos, Jr., Ph.D., He will be in residence in October 2024, with his marquee public lecture taking place on October 21 at 6pm (details to follow).
Students sitting under trees on campus at Manhattanville
April 29
"Manhattanville University is deeply honored to be given the awesome responsibility to support the Wells College community during this difficult time of transition,” said Frank Sánchez, Ph.D., president of Manhattanville University. “We are committed to making this transition seamless and successful, upholding Wells College's name and cherished traditions. Our commitment is not only to continuity but also to the advancement of a shared heritage that has long been dedicated to the empowerment of students."
Reid Castle at Manhattanville University with Cherry Blossom Trees
April 11
PURCHASE, N.Y. – Manhattanville University has been selected to receive a grant of $997,439 from the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development (OSWD) and the State University of New York (SUNY). The grant will fund the proposal, “Teaching Assistant to Teacher of Record: Investing in Our Local Workforce,” as part of the Education Workforce Investment Alternative Teacher Certification Program, over a four-year period beginning in July of this year.
Manhattanville students enjoying the quad on sunny spring day
March 18
PURCHASE, NY, March 18 – Looking toward the future, Manhattanville is celebrating a new era as it inaugurates its 15th President, Frank D. Sánchez, Ph.D., and transitions from Manhattanville College to Manhattanville University. The school has a week of events planned to honor and celebrate these historic moments with the theme, “Leading a Valiant Vision.”
Marsha Gordon, President, CEO, Business Council of Westchester, seen at lectern, welcomes guests to the Pathways to Public Service: Careers in Government panel discussion Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Pictured, from left, are panelists Noam Bramson, Executive Director, Sustainable Westchester, Former Mayor of New Rochelle; Joanne Fernandez, Chief of Staff to NYS Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez; Ken Jenkins, Deputy County Executive, County of Westchester; and Wilson Kimball President & CEO Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers.
March 18
PURCHASE, NY, March 18 – Manhattanville College hosted “Pathways to Public Service” on March 13, a panel discussion aimed at sharing career insights with students interested in public-sector jobs. Organized by Manhattanville’s Center for Career Development, the panel featured former New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, executive director of Sustainable Westchester; Joanne Fernandez, chief of staff to New York’s Secretary of State; Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins; and Wilson Kimball, president and CEO of the Yonkers Housing Authority.
Manhattanville College students walking on the quad
March 4
Manhattanville College is offering prospective students new resources in response to the recent changes to the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Manhattanville Men's Soccer Goalkeeper Luis Granados dives for the ball during a practice.
January 24
The proposal, “Sport Studies in the 21st Century: Amplifying the Latinx Experience in Curricula, Conversation, and Community,” was selected for one of five such awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Manhattanville Nursing student at pinning ceremony
October 18
The Manhattanville College School of Nursing and Health Sciences today announced that it will offer a Master’s Degree in Nursing, the Nurse Leader track, as part of its efforts to prepare nurses for increasingly demanding roles in the profession. The 36-credit, online Master of Science degree program, offered beginning this spring, will prepare students to assume healthcare leadership roles. The program is designed for nurse managers and others seeking positions in nursing leadership. Accelerated 7-week semesters will allow students to complete the program in 18 months.
Antonio Flores, Ph.D., President, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), at podium, delivers the keynote address during Manhattanville’s Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Address celebration Thursday, October 12, 2023, in Reid Castle. Dr. Flores’ remarks addressed the future of Hispanic Serving Institutions.
October 17
Manhattanville College hosted its culminating Hispanic Heritage Month event on October 12 with the CEO and President of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Antonio Flores, Ph.D. Dr. Flores delivered a keynote address as part of a ceremony celebrating the college joining this important organization.
Manhattanville Valiant Women’s Volleyball team read to our third-grade students during their visit to Highview
October 2
Cooperation. Enthusiasm. Commitment. Many know that these nouns are among the IB Learner Profiles that are emphasized in our classrooms throughout the year. Yesterday, they were also some of the main themes in the book, Right, Left, Right by Janee Hayes, that 18 members of the Manhattanville Valiant Women’s Volleyball team read to our third-grade students during their visit to Highview.
Manhattanville Graduates at 2023 Commencement
September 19
Manhattanville College has once again been ranked by “U.S. News & World Report” as one of the “Top Performers for Social Mobility.” The college ranked #1 for private, non-profit schools in New York and eighteenth overall for social mobility in Regional Universities North, according to the 2024 Best Colleges rankings issued this week. This is the third consecutive year that Manhattanville has been recognized as the top private, non-profit college in New York by the nationally recognized “U.S. News & World Report” ranking.
Manhattanville first-year students at Convocation with President Sánchez fall 2023
September 5
A substantial increase in first-year male students (26%), first-year international students (36%), commuter students (28%), and First Generation (35%) students, exemplifies the college is a growing top choice for new students.
Manhattanville's Reid Castle and quad
August 25
Manhattanville College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates, according to The Princeton Review’s new edition of its annual college guide, The Best 389 Colleges: 2024 Edition, published this week.
Dr. Frank Sánchez at Reid Castle
June 27
The college’s first Latino president brings a strong track record of innovation, student-ready programs, and collegiate transformation The Manhattanville College Board of Trustees has appointed Frank D. Sánchez, Ph.D., as the fifteenth president of the college. Sánchez brings extensive experience and visionary leadership at a time when Manhattanville is embarking on transformative changes to position itself for future growth.
Manhattanville Campus
June 14
Following a competitive 6-month proposal process, Manhattanville College has chosen Sodexo as the college’s new dining services partner, replacing Chartwell’s, beginning on July 15, 2023. A trusted leader in the industry, Sodexo was selected based on its demonstrated ability to deliver high quality dining and catering services that will help the college serve its diverse population and build community.
Award Winner Hope B. Weinberg with Family
June 13
​​Manhattanville College Presents Ethel Kennedy Human Rights Award to Ardsley Educator​. ​​Recipient is education doctoral graduate Hope B. Weinberg, whose work focuses on LGBTQ+ inclusion​.
Manhattanville nursing student training in lab
May 31
Manhattanville College’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program Receives National Accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education