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Dona Sosa, Dean of Students
Prior to serving as Dean of Students, she served as Senior Enrollment Manager. In that role, she led the administration of a comprehensive range of departments, including Student Services, Admissions, and Career Services. She also served as Director of Student Services and Retention Specialist. She holds Bachelor's degree in Human Services and a Master of Science in Administration from The College for Human Services.
Elaine Wong, Student Affairs Office Manager
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Michael Molina, Assistant Director of Student Services
His experiences in social services helped solidify his belief in education as a path to personal and professional success. Like many MCNY students, he also followed a non-traditional educational and career path, which helped shape his vision of the Office of Student Services as the place where students go to get help when facing the inevitable challenges that arise as part of college life.
Cheryl Coveleski, Coordinator of Student Support and Development
Cheryl Coveleski is the Coordinator of Student Support and Development. In conjunction with more than 10 years of higher education experience, she is skilled in advising, counseling, registrar functions, staff training and development, event coordination, public speaking, recruiting, career counseling, and staffing.
Cheryl's former positions in higher education include: Dean of Advisement, Assistant Dean of Advisement, Academic Advisor, Tutoring Program Supervisor, and Assistant Director of Admissions at colleges in New York City and Philadelphia. She also served as a member on student retention and success committees, and received awards for increasing student retention rates at her previous employers.
Currently, Cheryl is a Doctoral degree candidate for Nova Southeastern University's Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, with a minor in Human Resources Development. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Millersville University.
Overall, Cheryl believes in lifetime learning and development, maintains a student-centered attitude, and is passionate about helping others to succeed and attain their goals. She bases her leadership on positive psychology and welcomes conversations centered on creative ways to motivate and support students.
Thea Ogunusi, Coordinator of First-Year Advisement and Student Development
Samara Schindler, Coordinator of Student Life
Samara has worked on both the East and West coast in residence life, student activities, and in the office of alcohol and other drugs. With all of her traveling she has found that there is no place like her home town, New York City. Samara believes that the key to a great education, besides studying and going to class, is getting connected to the community. She looks forward to getting to know the student body and finding creative ways to help students get connected and enjoy the outside the classroom experience.
Todd E. Pettiford, Academic Advisor
Telegre Shipman, Graduate Intern
Office of Career Services
Angel Ortiz, Coordinator of Career Services
Mr. Ortiz's main goal and passion is to ensure that students are prepared for the world of work and, have developed the necessary job hunting tools and strategies to help them bridge that world. Similarly, he helps and facilitates career planning for students by helping them to conduct self-assessment activities, skills identification, values clarification, career and educational goal setting, and effective job searching strategies and techniques.
Most recently, Mr. Ortiz worked at LaGuardia Community College as an Academic Advisor and Coordinator for the Allied Health/Math and Science Academy. At LaGuardia, he successfully coordinated and implemented a variety of career advising activities aimed at retention and academic development.
Mr. Ortiz graduated from Fordham University with a Master of Science degree in education and human resources development. His undergraduate work was at Lehman College where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Education and History and early in his career he served as a teacher with the NYC Board of Education.
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