Dr. Abraham Jeger of Lawrence has been appointed chief operating officer and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Touro’s College of Pharmacy (TCOP). Dr. Jeger served at the New York Institute of Technology College for more than 40 years, most recently holding the title of assistant dean for academic outreach and site development. At that school, he formed new critical partnerships for academic affiliations and developed a vital schoolwide mentoring program.
“The entire TCOP family is honored that distinguished scholar and veteran administrator Dr. Abraham Jeger will be joining us as COO and associate dean for student affairs,” said Dean Henry Cohen. “His rare combination of decades of higher-education leadership, extensive student-counseling experience, and teaching and scholarship in a healthcare setting makes him the perfect choice to help lead TCOP to an outstanding future.”
Dr. Jeger earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brooklyn College, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine
“I am greatly appreciative of the privilege to join the TCOP leadership team. I’m especially enthusiastic by the opportunity to collaborate with Dean Cohen, the entire TCOP faculty, its student body, and the extended Touro family, as we forge ahead to take the college on its next qualitative leap,” said Dr. Jeger.
Dr. Jeger resides with his wife, Rochelle, in Lawrence. Born to parents of Holocaust survivors in Sighet, Romania, English is his fifth language. The Jegers are blessed with four children and numerous grandchildren. Dr. Jeger’s religious education included Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Manhattan and Mesivta Torah Vodaath in Brooklyn. In addition to his professional commitments and rich family life, Dr. Jeger has been leading a weekly study group on classical and contemporary Jewish thought at Congregation Bais Avrohom Zev of Lawrence during the past 16 years. Some of his original essays have been published online at Torah.org.
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