Leadership

Bernie Savarese
Assistant Vice President, Student Success and the Student Experience
bjs16@nyu.edu

Administrative Support

Kelly Fiebrandt
Administrative Aide II, Student Success
kmf404@nyu.edu

Deyna Thompson
Administrative Aide II, Gould Welcome Center Manager
Office of the AVP for Student Success
Jefferey S. Gould Welcome Center
dt81@nyu.edu

Financial Education

The Office of Financial Education provides educational programming, one-on-one financial coaching, and resources available to help prospective and current students expand their knowledge of personal finance and make sound financial decisions about college and beyond.

Natasha Bean
Program Director, Financial Education
natasha.bean@nyu.edu

Student Success

Interventions, Consultation, Assessment, Partnership, and Strategy

The ICAPS team is focused on Interventions, Consultation, Assessment, Partnership, and Strategy. This includes leveraging data and evidence-based practice to promote student success priorities at central and local levels, guide strategic interventions through campus-partner engagement, and deliver focused, innovative programming for students and campus partners.

John M. Burdick, PhD
Associate Director, Student Success
jb6477@nyu.edu

Emily Peeler
Program Administrator
ep85@nyu.edu

Emily Schlam, EdD
Senior Director, Student Success
es145@nyu.edu

Whitney Hawkins
Associate Director, Operations and Planning
wnh3@nyu.edu

Grace Rzodkiewicz
Communications and Training Specialist
gkr3@nyu.edu

Student Success

Student Outreach & Support

The Student Outreach & Support (SOS) team is here to ensure all students have access to the people, resources, and information they need to succeed as they progress toward graduation. Through one-on-one meetings and proactive outreach, this team is available to help students overcome any challenge they may encounter on their educational journey, no matter how small.

Faith Allen
Student Success Specialist
fja228@nyu.edu

Joanie Garcia
Student Success Specialist
jgarcia@nyu.edu

Holly Halmo
Director, Student Success Initiatives
hsh206@nyu.edu

Alexander Pines
Student Success Specialist
a.pines@nyu.edu

Solomon Smith
Student Success Specialist
gjs11@nyu.edu

Torrey Crosby
Student Success Specialist
torrey@nyu.edu

Kurt Grunder
Student Success Specialist
krg2@nyu.edu

Mary Virginia Ireland
Student Success Specialist
mvi2@nyu.edu

Habibat Shittu
Student Success Specialist
habibat.shittu@nyu.edu

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program

This immersive, cohort-based honors program brings together students from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement and distinguished leadership and community service. Together, they work to further the legacy of Dr. King.

Meet the program associates.

Opportunity Programs

These state-funded programs admit historically underrepresented and/or traditionally under-served New York State residents. Through both pre-college and college programs, they provide a range of academic, counseling, and social support that encourages students to maximize their experience, achieve their full academic potential, graduate and contribute to the betterment of their immediate and extended communities.

Meet the OP staff.