Dr. Jessica Accurso-Salguero Named Executive Director of Undergraduate Education at The Katz School

Yeshiva University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jessica Accurso-Salguero as executive director of undergraduate education and clinical associate professor at the Katz School of Science and Health.

Dr. Accurso-Salguero specializes in the transitional period between high school and college. She brings to the position a wealth of experience in designing and leading programs to help students succeed in college.

Dr. Jessica Accurso-Salguero
Dr. Jessica Accurso-Salguero

Dr. Accurso-Salguero holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration, Leadership Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University.  She received her MA in English and Language Literacy and Higher Education from New York University and a BA in English and Spanish Secondary Education from Montclair State University. Over the last 12 years, she has taught in the K-12 system, community colleges and four-year universities. She is a published author and a national speaker on student success initiatives.

Throughout her career, she’s been a consistent champion of faculty and students. “I look forward to working closely with all the students and families of YU,” said Dr. Accurso-Salguero. “I am confident that together we will continue to grow and raise the visibility of this exceptional opportunity of our pre-baccalaureate associate program. We are committed to providing all students an enriching educational experience and ensuring their success.”

Dr. Paul Russo, dean of The Katz School, said, “We are excited that Dr. Accurso-Salguero has joined the Katz School. She brings a rich set of experiences working with all kinds of students and a genuine commitment to intellectual development and life success.  I encourage the YU community to stop by the Katz School to welcome her to the University.”

Dr. Accurso-Salguero will spend most of her time on the Beren Campus and will be on the Wilf Campus on Wednesdays. She can be reached at 646-592-4032 or j.accurso-salguero@yu.edu and encourages students to stop in and introduce themselves. When they do, they’re sure to hear her favorite quote: “You can always make money, but you can’t make time. Capitalize on your education and create opportunities; every day is an interview!”