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Meet the Staff
Dona Sosa, Dean of Students
Dona believes that every student enrolled at MCNY deserves the highest quality of service from staff. Every student should be motivated and encouraged to do their very best. College is a stepping stone to greater achievements and MCNY students should reach for the stars. 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.
Parker Pracjek, Director of Student Success
Parker Pracjek has been with MCNY since 2010, serving as adjunct faculty, Learning Enhancement Center Writing Specialist, Director of Academic Support, and beginning in 2017, as Director of Student Success. She is responsible for supporting the Dean of Students’ student engagement and retention efforts. She works closely with first year students and those who need support maintaining academic eligibility for financial aid.
Prior to her work at MCNY, Parker taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, College of New Rochelle, was Program Director at Urban Word NYC and served as lead teacher at Project Greenhope, a residential women’s treatment program in Harlem. At heart, she believes that authentic community empowerment comes through liberatory pedagogies that seek to shift historical inequalities. Parker is also a community activist, dance-theater artist, writer, herbalist and homeopath. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theater from Roanoke College and a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from New York University.
Office of Student Services
Michael Molina, 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.
Bradley Hawk Keie, Assistant Director of Graduate and International Advisement | Interim Coordinator of Student Support & Development
He believes that education is key to being a productive member of our global society. As a proponent of life-long learning, he is planning to continue his education track to a terminal degree in Organization or Educational Leadership.
Sadia Jacobs, Coordinator of Student Services, Bronx
Prior to coming to MCNY, Saidia Jacobs began her Higher Education career at the University at Albany (SUNY), where she received both her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Science in Higher Education Administration. At the University at Albany Ms. Jacobs was an Assistant Residence Hall Director and Coordinator of Admissions, responsible for the supervision of both student staff and professional staff members. She also served as a Transfer Admissions Recruiter for Mercy College, where she was responsible for recruitment in the New Jersey and New York City area.
As the Coordinator of Student Services-Bronx Extension Center, Ms. Jacobs is the primary advisor for all Bronx students. She is the go-to person for all student related issues and concerns. Saidia serves as the liaison between the faculty and students, and continues to be the contact for Disability Services. She plans events and trainings for her students in the Bronx campus. Her primary goal as the Coordinator is retaining and maintaining her students. Her passion lies with academic advising and student development. She hopes to promote not only academic excellence but personal growth in the lives of every student she encounters.
Lisa M. Ingravera, Coordinator of Student Life
Marissa Sala, Coordinator of Student Transition Services
Prior to joining the MCNY team, Marissa worked as an Academic Coordinator for students transitioning from high school to college in a higher education based program. In her role, she worked with students to address concerns that were hindering their college retention and success. Marissa believes the unique combination of clinical skills and academic support expertise is extremely valuable in effectively guiding students towards completing their academic and personal future goals. Marissa seeks to accurately understand a student’s unique needs in order to assist them in overcoming the challenges that accompany college life. She is very passionate about utilizing a student centered approach to academic advising and is looking forward to guiding students through their experience at MCNY.
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