The Executive Team

Dr. David F. Turk,
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Turk has an extensive relationship with Nyack, which began when he enrolled for undergraduate studies and subsequently completed his bachelor's degree in English in 1975. He later earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in English at New York University.

He served as Nyack's director of Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), 1978-1984; English Department professor, 1978-1997; chair of the English Department, 1992-1997; director of Nyack's Drama Ensemble, 1984-1997; and dean/vice president for Nyack College New York City 1997-2002.

In Nyack's English Department, Dr. Turk has taught 20 different courses, specializing in Shakespeare and Milton. He has also directed 20 plays and musicals. In addition, he has led numerous student groups for studies in London, England and regularly leads book discussions at public libraries.

Mr. Jeffrey G. Cory,
Vice President for Advancement

Mr. Cory has a 20-year career in the fundraising and development field. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and has also earned designations as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).

The Nyack College alumnus earned an undergraduate degree in 1991 and a masters in organizational leadership with honors in 2011. He previously held positions with The Christian and Missionary Alliance and The American Bible Society.

Prior to returning to Nyack, Jeff helped found and served as executive director of The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, FL. Jeff brings extensive fund-raising experience to Advancement efforts.

Dr. Andrea M. Hennessy,
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

Dr. Hennessy was appointed to her current post in March 2006. 

She was previously assistant vice president and dean of the School of Adult and Continuing Education, overseeing Nyack's Adult Degree Completion Program. During her time as dean, the School of Adult and Continuing Education developed Nyack's new Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. She has greatly expanded the online course offerings. Dr. Hennessy also held the post of Nyack's director of academic resources for the Adult Degree Completion Program. She earned the Juris Doctor from the School of Law at Regent University and a Bachelor of Arts in Justice from the College of Justice at American University.

Dr. David C. Jennings,
Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Dr. Jennings has served in the Executive Administration since 1996 and for one year served as Nyack College and ATS interim president. The Nyack alumnus joined the staff in 1990 as a purchasing/project coordinator, but interrupted his tenure at Nyack to become Executive Pastor for the New Life Fellowship congregation in Elmhurst, NY.

In addition to his work at Nyack, David has consistently invested in ministries both in NYC and abroad. He has a great love for the people of the Philippines and for several years has led missions teams to serve there. Because of his investment in Asia, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Ebenezer Bible College and Seminary in Zamboanga City, Philippines.

David founded and volunteers as the Executive Director of the New Life Community Health Center. Through volunteer medical teams they provide health fairs in Queens where the community demographics are among the most diverse in the world. They have served thousands of immigrants and the underserved in a community where some 150 languages are spoken.

Dr. Ronald Walborn,
Dean, Alliance Theological Seminary

Dr. Walborn was appointed dean of the seminary in 2008. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for The Christian and Missionary Alliance since May 2005.

In 1984, he earned an undergraduate degree in history at Nyack College and a Master of Divinity at Alliance Theological Seminary in 1988. Dr. Walborn has pastored C&MA churches in Connecticut and California. He planted Risen King Community Church in Redding, CA in 1989. While living in Redding for 10 years, he completed his doctoral studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.

After a time in church leadership, he returned to Nyack and grew the Pastoral Ministry program into one of the largest divisions at the college. His passion for connecting the lost to the love of God and his commitment to bringing renewal to the church make him a popular guest speaker at retreats, conferences, camps, and mega-churches.