Nadine Martin Joins CUNY SPS Foundation Board

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The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is pleased to announce that Nadine Martin, a marketing executive, has been appointed to serve on the CUNY SPS Foundation Board of Directors.

 “The members of the CUNY SPS Foundation Board and I are thrilled to welcome Nadine Martin and to employ her great talents and experience to further the CUNY SPS mission,” says Blake Foote, chair of the Foundation Board. “Her deep background in healthcare and marketing/communications will be particularly important as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and assess new programming and supports for students.”

In her new role, Martin will bring over twenty years of marketing, strategy, and advertising experience in healthcare and consumer brands. The CUNY SPS Foundation Board, founded in 2011, is a not-for-profit entity that continuously explores new fundraising opportunities to promote and support the School’s educational and charitable goals and its students. 

Currently, Martin serves as the associate director of oncology global marketing at Merck, a pharmaceutical company. Prior to her current position, Nadine worked for biopharmaceutical company Celgene. As a global marketing team member, she worked on pre-launch and launch commercial programs in their hematology group. Before working on the pharmaceutical industry side, Nadine held various account team roles in advertising, leading multiple U.S. and global launches for Eli Lilly, Bayer, Roche, and GSK.

Martin holds a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. 

About the CUNY SPS Foundation

The CUNY School of Professional Studies Foundation exists to enhance public understanding and recognition of CUNY SPS, and to develop support for the School. Inspired by CUNY SPS students and guided by the visionary leadership of its Board of Directors, the Foundation works to build lasting relationships that foster a community of support among CUNY SPS alumni, faculty, staff, community members, donors, and friends of the School.

About the CUNY School of Professional Studies

For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Offering the most online Bachelor’s and Master’s degree options at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who are looking to finish a bachelor’s degree, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-three degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 3,700 students in the credit-bearing programs and thousands more who are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active Alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS has been ranked in the nation’s top 5% by U.S. News & World Report for the past six years, most recently in its list of the 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, making CUNY SPS the highest nationally listed program in New York State and New York City.

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