CAP Staff 2012-2013
Gerald Greland has directed the CAP program in New York since 2003. He came to Pace from New York University, where he had been advising, counseling and working with students in a number of different capacities while pursuing his master’s degree in counseling and taking coursework toward a doctoral degree in counseling psychology.
In addition to directing the Program, he advises students and teaches University 101; collaborates with the CAP program staff in the design and coordination of seminars, workshops, and groups; confers with university support units to address student needs (including Co-op/Career Services, Student Affairs, Counseling, and Tutoring); works with program faculty and academic departments toward achieving program objectives; and oversees the publication of materials explaining academic opportunities and program benefits.
A firm advocate of a liberal arts foundation or any major or career and for life-long learning, he believes that with personal guidance, consideration, and information each student is capable of achieving academically and professionally if she/he is mindful and applies her/himself. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Corsitto began his career in higher education as an academic advisor and coordinator of the CUNY Pathways Initiative at Queens College. During this time, he advised students on the value of a liberal arts curriculum and of obtaining an undergraduate degree. As the CUNY Pathways Initiative coordinator, Tony helped develop goals, strategies, and outcomes for transfer students in order to make a successful transition into the college.
Tony received a B.A. in Psychology and dual minors in Students Services and Counseling and Anthropology from Queens College. While earning his degree, Tony worked for the Queens College Peer Counseling program as a counselor and retreat coordinator where he organized activities to help students learn team building and self-exploration techniques. He went on to earn his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Baruch College.
As a strong supporter of student development theory, Tony believes that a balance of challenge and support is crucial in order for students to achieve their academic and career goals. You can reach him at email@example.com
Carolyn Endick came to Pace as an academic advisor in 2012 after working at New York University in Student Life, where her responsibilities included club advisement, student leadership development, and large-scale event programming.
Carolyn received her B.A. in Communication with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Rutgers University – Rutgers College. Her passion for working in higher education developed through her involvement with the Office of New Student Programs and by participating in a variety of extra-curricular activities on campus. Carolyn went on to pursue her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from New York University, focusing her research on both transfer and commuter students.
Additionally, Carolyn’s work involvement has placed particular emphasis on the first-year experience, directly assisting first-year students through their transition from high school to college. A firm believer in providing a holistic collegiate experience, Carolyn works with students in the CAP Program for their success both inside and outside of the classroom. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Janelle Gendrano began her career in education as an academic advising intern at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Working alongside advisors provided Janelle with an individualized advising experience that helped her to identify her own areas for development, implement intervention strategies, and achieve goals – all of which profoundly influenced her college experience and continue to shape her work with students today.
Janelle earned her B.A. in Anthropology and American Studies with a minor in Political Science from Rutgers University. She went onto graduate school at Teachers College, Columbia University. After receiving her M.A. in Social Studies, Janelle taught in public schools across New York City. While teaching, she also served as an advisor, providing academic and social-emotional support for her students.
Working in both secondary and higher education has given Janelle a clear picture of the challenges that first-year students face while transitioning into their college lives. From her own experience as a student, Janelle understands that personalized academic advising has a fundamental impact on college success. Janelle enjoys combining her passions for education and advising to serve and support the CAP community. You can reach her at email@example.com
Keshia Johnson joined the CAP Program as an academic advisor in 2012. Due to Keshia’s involvement in and around campus while at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, she began working closely with advisors and counselors at the institution during her undergraduate years. This introduced Keshia to the field of Higher Education, which helped her decide her career path.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Keshia graduated with her B.A. in Social Work and her M.S. in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration with a concentration in Counseling. Throughout her graduate career she held various internships and Graduate Assistant positions throughout Western New York, as well as here at Pace University, counseling students on issues surrounding first year students and their transition period into a college.
With Keshia’s academic background, she believes in a holistic approach to advisement. After working with many students in a short period of time, she has learned that every student is unique and deserves to be treated as an individual. Her main goal is to forge genuine relationships with her advisees in order to motivate, support, and encourage them to be as successful as possible in their time at Pace. To contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org