Sandy Kyrish has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, with a specific focus on finance and administration. At Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, she was Director of Budget and Planning for academic affairs. Previously, she was Assistant Dean for Administration at Temple University’s Klein College of Communications. Kyrish currently teaches two classes a semester in public speaking and persuasive writing at Temple. She holds a PhD in communications from Temple University, and an MA and BS in communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Before working in higher education, she was in the telecommunications industry for 15 years.