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Our Mission and Team

Social Justice and Equity Mission

Our institution values the inclusion and full participation of members of historically underprivileged groups. We are committed to a climate of mutual respect, one in which persons without privilege feel just as welcome as those with privilege. Of course, navigating diversity is always challenging, and we often experience discomfort when we are exposed to ways of thinking or living that are radically different (and sometimes opposite to) our own. Consequently, we encourage all persons—students, faculty, and staff alike—to reflect on their own privilege and to be open to a fair consideration of the views and experiences of others. We can achieve inclusion for those who lack privilege only if we are open to being transformed by engagement with the widest range of views and experiences of others.

To that end, if you experience or are aware of bias, mistreatment, or discrimination based on a person’s (or your own) membership in a group, please contact one of the following individuals to share your concerns:


Executive Liaisons for Students

Samantha BazileSamantha Bazile
Director of Admissions 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (845)398-4104

“We want to let students know that once they're here at STAC, this is their safe place, they matter, their voices matter, their opinions matter, their perspectives matter, and it's important for them to know that we've got people here that are interested in hearing from them and also care about what they're going through."

 

Cindy GarveyCindy Garvey 
Associate Director of Financial Aid 

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (845)398-4098

“Our goal is to educate and bring awareness to our campus. I think a lot of students are going to be looking forward to what kind of platform we built for them so that we can hear them out."

 

 

Nicholas MigliorinoNicholas Migliorino 
Director of Student Engagement 
Email: [email protected]
Phone (845)398-4084

“What makes this place special is the people who come together to help our students, we have a perfect cross-section of alumni, athletes, administrators, faculty, students all coming together to just say ‘hey, this is something we care about…’”

 

 

Social Justice and Equity Forum Members

Kenneth Daly - College President 
Maria Coupe - Director of Human Resources 
Garvenchy Nicolas - Community activist and alumni
Robert Ambrose - Aramark 
Angelique Julien - Student
Dr. Benjamin Wagner - Professor of Psychology 
Kimani Jackson - Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Dante Brown - Student
Dr. Neerja Chaturvedi - Professor of History
Anabel Garcia - Student
Janet E. Charles, Esq. - Board Member