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Iona College Announces the Formation of a New Collaborative 'Town and Gown' Committee

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Iona College announces the formation of a new collaborative “Town and Gown Committee” comprised of representative College employees, neighbors and interested officials. The Committee will be constituted in April and will be charged with formulating relevant and acceptable recommendations that can be implemented throughout Iona’s property and surrounding neighborhoods. Mutual issues such as landscape plantings, home repairs, and maintenance and paint colors to be used in the various neighborhoods are expected to be discussed.
The College continues to be proactive in addressing quality of life concerns specifically related to student behavior for local neighbors through collaboration on its existing Off-Campus Task Force and looks forward to continuing its extensive investments in the New Rochelle community. Since the expansion of its Ryan Library in 2010, Iona has invested more than $100 million in North Avenue improvements, building renovations and most recently the seven-story North Avenue Residence Hall.
Student Katie O’Brien commented “I am so proud of the way Iona College has contributed to New Rochelle. I grew up here and remember North Avenue the way it looked just a few years ago, and how dramatically it has improved with Iona’s help. I’m glad they work closely with the neighbors and listen to their concerns."
Iona remains dedicated to being a good neighbor to its good neighbors.
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. Iona’s 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 45,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona students contribute more than 70,000 service hours annually.  Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just 5 percent of business schools worldwide. Recent significant College announcements include the appointment of a new dean of the business school, plans for a new, state-of-the-art school of business facility and the establishment of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.