Mark Kosinski has served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut since February 2006. He received his B.A. in English from Alliance College, and a Master’s in American Studies and a Ph.D. in English from Bowling Green State University.  

As Dean of Academic Affairs at Gateway Community College, Kosinski took a lead role in the design of a new Gold LEED consolidated campus project in downtown New Haven which opened in August 2012. This 360,000 square foot facility contains 90 classrooms, laboratories and studios, including 22 computer labs, a cafeteria, bookstore, Early Learning Center, a Community Health facility, and centers for Culinary Arts, Literacy Volunteers, and Small Business.    
As chief academic officer at Gateway, he is responsible for 90 degree and certificate programs, served by 109 full-time and 400 part-time faculty members.  Dr. Kosinski believes that that the single greatest driver for economic success today is found in  community colleges, and consist of a major new platform for students seeking job training, transfer credits to four-year institutions, career-track credentials, key levers in assisting our society’s ability to compete in a global marketplace.

Kosinski, the son of a steelworker, was born and raised in Olean, New York and was the first in his family to attain a college degree. He lives with his wife, Nancy, and daughters Emma and Celia in West Hartford.