New Vice-President and Assistant Dean Announced

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SUNY Sullivan is excited to announce the addition of two new staff members: Dr. Keith Pomakoy, who has been appointed Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, and Rebecca Schiavo, who has been appointed Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management.

SUNY Sullivan is excited to announce

the addition of two new staff members

Dr. Keith Pomakoy

SUNY Sullivan's Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Dr. Keith Pomakoy

Dr. Pomakoy, who has been serving as Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, New Jersey, joins the college on August 21st.

“I am excited to have Dr. Pomakoy coming onboard with us,” said SUNY Sullivan President Jay Quaintance. “He brings with him a comprehensive career that is of a great depth and breadth of experience in areas such student success, accreditation, workforce development, enrollment management, and educational pathways.”

A community college graduate himself from Hudson Valley Community College (SUNY), Dr. Pomakoy went on to earn his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University at Albany. He has also served as a faculty member at several colleges, authored numerous publications, presented on a variety of higher education topics, and served on many boards and committees.

Dr. Pomakoy was awarded an Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence in 2016 by the Aspen Institute. He attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges Executive Leadership Institute, and earned his Title IX Investigator Training and Certification from the Association of Title IX Investigators. Dr. Pomakoy is also a recipient of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award.

Prior to working at Raritan Valley Community College, Dr. Pomakoy served as a Dean and Associate Vice President for Instruction at Spartenburg Community College in South Carolina. He also served as a Division Chairperson at SUNY Adirondack.

“Dr. Pomakoy is an experienced senior administrator and I look forward to working with him as we continue to move SUNY Sullivan forward,” said Quaintance. “This is an exciting time for Sullivan County and the mid-Hudson region in terms of economic development. We will no doubt benefit from Dr. Pomakoy’s experience in aligning credit and non-credit programs, curriculum reform and increasing student success rates.”

Rebecca Schiavo

Rebecca Schiavo of Warwick, New York has been named SUNY Sullivan’s Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management. Ms. Schiavo will join the college on August 21st.

Ms. Schiavo most recently worked at Columbia University, serving as Senior Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She joined Columbia in 2011. She has previously also worked at Dartmouth and Wellesley. At Columbia, Ms. Schiavo was responsible for all undergraduate admissions-related activities for Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School for Engineering and Applied Science. She managed a team of admissions officers to develop and execute recruitment and enrollment yield strategies for over 25 arts and humanities majors.

At SUNY Sullivan, Ms. Schiavo will be responsible for the development, implementation, and achievement of strategic recruitment, retention, and graduation goals. She will oversee the administration of quality customer-oriented services in the Admissions and Recruitment, Financial Aid, and Learning Center units of the college in order to meet enrollment goals and objectives.

Rebecca will be instrumental in the development of a comprehensive enrollment management plan,” said President Jay Quaintance. “Her role will be to involve the entire college in both recruitment and retention initiatives that will increase our student body and help see students through to completion.”

Ms. Schiavo received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.