Elana Zolfo, Ed.D.
Colonial Sales & Marketing
Dr. Zolfo has more than 20 years of experience in higher education administration. She served as a Professor at Dowling College where she taught MBA courses on-site and online. She also served in various leadership roles, including Dean of the School of Business, Vice President of Corporate Programs, Interim Provost, and Interim President. Most recently, Dr. Zolfo was the Dean of the School of Business at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey.
In these roles, she worked in strategic planning, led a Middle States accreditation team, and directed the Faculty Administrative Senate. She also collaborated with faculty and staff to create a more student- oriented culture and worked to forge educational partnerships with organizations such as FedEx, Estee Lauder, Municipal Credit Union, Teachers Federal Credit Union, and the New York City Transit Authority.
Dr. Zolfo served as Vice President of Workforce Development for the Aerospace and Defense Diversification Alliance in Peacetime Transition, where she determined workforce training needs and served on the New York State Regional Task Force for Workforce Development
Dr. Zolfo is former Chair and still an active board member of HIA-LI. She currently serves on the Small Business Task Force of HIA-LI. She also served as a Board Member of the American Heart Association and was honored by the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.
In past years Dr. Zolfo has presented papers nationally and internationally regarding workforce and education partnerships. During the past few years, she participated in the Women’s Entrepreneurship Panel of Berkeley College.
Dr. Zolfo holds a Doctorate in Education from Dowling College, a Master of Business Administration from Adelphi University, a Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University, and an Associate in Applied Science from Nassau Community College.