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Charles E. Ford, Ed.D.

Charles E. Ford, Ed.D., came to New York Medical College in 1980 to serve concurrently as dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and as the founding dean of the Graduate School of Health Sciences (the precursor to the School of Health Sciences and Practice). He held the latter position until 1990 when he was appointed vice president of academic development at the College, concurrent with his responsibilities as dean in the basic medical sciences.

Prior to joining the College, from 1971-1980, Dr. Ford served as academic vice president and dean, then as acting president, and ultimately as academic vice president and provost at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Conn.

A lifetime educator, Dr. Ford has held appointments at the University of Detroit and at Saint Louis University where he served as associate professor and director of the Center for Higher Education. He taught at Washington University and the University of Missouri in Saint Louis. Dr. Ford has held numerous professional and civic appointments including chairman of the Standing Committee on Accreditation for the Board of Higher Education for the state of Connecticut. He also chaired seven accreditation commissions for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 

A lifetime educator, Dr. Ford has held appointments at the University of Detroit and at Saint Louis University where he served as associate professor and director of the Center for Higher Education. He taught at Washington University and the University of Missouri in Saint Louis. Dr. Ford has held numerous professional and civic appointments including chairman of the Standing Committee on Accreditation for the Board of Higher Education for the state of Connecticut. He also chaired seven accreditation commissions for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 

A New Jersey native, Dr. Ford earned a B.S. in education from Temple University, and completed graduate studies in American intellectual history and higher education at Saint Louis University and Washington University in Sant Louis, Missouri, from which he received his M.S. and Ed.D. degrees, respectively.

Charles Ford passed away on May 23, 2000.