Committee Details & Chairs

 

Awards
The Awards Committee is responsible for soliciting nominees for NYSTAA achievement awards and emeritus recipients as well as the Professional Development Grants. They screen nominees, select award recipients, and notify professional development grants winners. Members present the awards at the annual conference. This Committee meets once a year. Committee members must be Distinguished Service Award recipients.

Jessica McCaffery jessica.mccaffery@esc.edu Awards/Professional Development Grants Co-chair Empire State College Coordinator of Transfer, Degree Audit and Graduation Services
Lindsay Gerhardt gerhardtl@geneseo.edu Awards/Professional Development Grants Co-chair SUNY Geneseo Associate Director of Transfer Admissions

By-Laws
The By-Laws Committee is responsible for reviewing and proposing changes to NYSTAA’s by-laws as needed. In addition, the chair of the By-laws Committee will also serve as NYSTAA’s parliamentarian, who will provide interpretation of the by-laws, rules and procedures at all NYSTAA events and meetings.

Bart Grachan bgrachan@lagcc.cuny.edu By-Laws Chair LaGuardia Community College Director of Transfer Services

Conference
The Conference Committee is responsible for the planning, organization, and promotion of the annual conference. They are responsible for conference registration, securing vendors and sponsorship from member colleges, and finalizing the conference schedule. They are also responsible for the logistical components of the conference such as: selecting the menu for meals and breaks, arranging a first-timers reception, coordinating the hospitality suite and networking excursions. The Conference Committee meets 3-4 times a year; at least one of those meetings is at the conference site.

Brittany Morawiec englisb@sunyit.edu Conference Co-chair SUNY Polytechnic Institute Transfer Coordinator
Tara Gates tlgates@utica.edu Conference Co-chair Utica College  Transfer Admission Specialist

Issues
The Issues Committee organizes the workshop sessions and all speakers for the annual conference. Much of the committee’s work is done by recruiting workshop participation, deciding on workshop proposals, and facilitating the individual presentations. This committee meets 3-4 times a year and at each meeting converses about the aforementioned topics while also setting aside time to discuss current transfer issues.

Chris Hockey chris.hockey@suny.edu Issues Co-Chair Onondaga Community College Director of Registration and Records
Maria Campanella maria.campanella@stonybrook.edu Issues Co-Chair SUNY, Stony Brook University Director, Health Sciences Office of Student Services

Membership
The Membership Committee is responsible for soliciting eligible individuals for membership and publishes an annual membership directory. The Committee maintains a membership database and provides updated information to the Executive Board.

Kristen Aust kaust@bryantstratton.edu Membership Co-chair Bryant and Stratton College Systems Manager of Career Services
Michael Henningsen mhenningsen@mvcc.edu Membership Co-chair Mohawk Valley Community College Assistant Director of Career and Transfer Services

Newsletter
newsletter@nystaa.org

The Newsletter Committee creates “NYSTAA News,” the electronic newsletter for the organization. This is a platform for all members to share information related to the transfer process. The newsletter is published bi-annually in the fall and spring semesters so that it is available for members in the first 2-3 weeks of the respective academic semester. The Newsletter Committee members compile articles and updates, edits and creates the newsletter which is then shared on the NYSTAA website.

Rachel Littenberg littenbergr@oldwestbury.edu Newsletter Chair SUNY Old Westbury Transfer Articulation Manager

Nominations & Elections

Michael Henningsen mhenningsen@mvcc.edu Nominations Chair Mohawk Valley Community College Assistant Director of Career and Transfer Services

Retention & Research
The Retention & Research Committee collects and disseminates data related to the retention of transfer students. They research best practices as it relates to the retention of transfer students. The Committee researches topics related to transfer student issues that need further study as requested by the Executive Board. They also provide recommendations for program implementation via the NYSTAA newsletter.

Robin Graff robin.graff@sunywcc.edu Retention and Research Chair Westchester Community College Coordinator of Transfer Services
Molly Ludmar molly.ludmar@ncc.edu Retention and Research Chair Nassau Community College Assistant Director of Career and Transfer Services

Scholarship
The Scholarship Committee solicits applications, reviews and awards NYSTAA scholarships to current year associate degree graduates from member two year colleges who are transferring to member four year campuses. Although much of the committee’s work is completed without the need for formal meetings, committee members do meet once a year to select the scholarship recipients. The Scholarship Committee is also responsible for fund raising activities in support of the scholarship effort, especially the Silent Auction at the annual conference.

Rebecca Mack rmack@monroecc.edu Scholarship Co-chair Monroe Community College Career and Transfer Counselor
Melissa Moore mmoore@bryantstratton.edu Scholarship Co-chair Bryant & Stratton College Registrar

Technology
The Technology Committee addresses technology needs and usage as it pertains to the distribution of transfer information and resources, utilizing the NYSTAA website and social media to accomplish this. It also oversees NYSTAA’s Listserve. Along with the respective NYSTAA Chairs, the Technology Committee is responsible for ensuring the information distributed through these outlets is accessible to members in a timely manner along with being current and accurate.

Paul Williams williapd@delhi.edu Technology Chair SUNY Delhi Transfer Admissions Advisor