Elana Zolfo, Ed.D.
Dean, Larry L. Luing School of Business
Elana Zolfo is currently the Dean of the Larry L. Luing School of Business® at Berkeley College. In that role, she supervises faculty located in 9 campuses in New York and New Jersey.
As the Dean of the School of Business, she is responsible for overseeing and evaluating various major programs including: Accounting, Finance, Fashion Merchandising and Management, Health Services Management, International Business, and Marketing Communications. In her role as Dean, she continues to collaborate with the business community. Through a very active Advisory Board, the school has been able to identify emerging trends and address the skills gaps identified by the industry partners. Dr. Zolfo Co-Chairs the New York Youth Summit involving High School Students and Business Executives. She is also working with International Universities such as Fresenius Hochschule to provide students with various global opportunities.
Dr. Zolfo has traveled extensively establishing educational and training programs internationally and domestically. She established corporate partnerships with companies such as FedEx, Estee Lauder, Teachers Federal Credit Union, State Farm Insurance, New Jersey Transit, Long Island Railroad and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Dr. Zolfo has more than 35 years of experience in higher education administration. She taught executives in the MBA Program onsite 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. In these roles, she worked in strategic planning, led a Middle States accreditation team, and directed the Faculty Administrative Senate.
Dr. Zolfo is former Chair and an active board member of HIA-LI. She is also a member of the Board of the American Heart Association of Long Island.
Dr. Zolfo holds an Ed.D. from Dowling College, an M.B.A. from Adelphi University, a B.A. from Hofstra University and an A.A.S. from Nassau Community College.