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Student Affairs

Dona Sosa, Dean of Students
212-343-1234 ext. 2800
Dona Sosa has been with the College since 1982 and has served as Dean of Students since 2002. She is responsible for the leadership and administration of multiple student services including Orientation, Student Life (Student Government and Student Groups), First Year Experience, International Students, Veterans, Advisement, Students with Special Needs, and Student Conduct.

Dona believes that every student enrolled at MCNY deserves the highest quality of service from staff. Every student should be motivated and encouraged to do their very best. College is a stepping stone to greater achievements and MCNY students should reach for the stars. Prior to serving as Dean of Students, she served as Senior Enrollment Manager. In that role, she led the administration of a comprehensive range of departments, including Student Services, Admissions, and Career Services. She also served as Director of Student Services and Retention Specialist. She holds Bachelor's degree in Human Services and a Master of Science in Administration from The College for Human Services.

Parker Pracjek, Director of Student Success
212-343-1234 ext. 2806

Parker Pracjek has been with MCNY since 2010, serving as adjunct faculty, Learning Enhancement Center Writing Specialist, Director of Academic Support, and beginning in 2017, as Director of Student Success. She is responsible for supporting the Dean of Students’ student engagement and retention efforts. She works closely with first year students and those who need support maintaining academic eligibility for financial aid.

Prior to her work at MCNY, Parker taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, College of New Rochelle, was Program Director at Urban Word NYC and served as lead teacher at Project Greenhope, a residential women’s treatment program in Harlem. At heart, she believes that authentic community empowerment comes through liberatory pedagogies that seek to shift historical inequalities. Parker is also a community activist, dance-theater artist, writer, herbalist and homeopath. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theater from Roanoke College and a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from New York University.

Office of Student Services

Michael Molina, Director of Student Services
212-343-1234, ext. 2801

Mike has been a part of the Student Services team since 2002. He has a strong background as a student services generalist, with more than two decades of experience in the field. His professional experience includes counseling, advisement, campus activities, advisement for international students, intramural sports, and staff training. At MCNY, Mike oversees the investigation and resolution of student conduct issues. Prior to his work in higher education, Mike spent ten years in social services, in such positions as child protective services caseworker for NYC Administration for Children's Services, and in various community based organizations as the coordinator of youth programs and latchkey program director. He earned an Associate degree in Human Services at LaGuardia Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Hunter College. He completed his Master of Science in Education in counseling, with an emphasis in student affairs administration, at St. John's University.

His experiences in social services helped solidify his belief in education as a path to personal and professional success. Like many MCNY students, he also followed a non-traditional educational and career path, which helped shape his vision of the Office of Student Services as the place where students go to get help when facing the inevitable challenges that arise as part of college life.

Bradley Hawk Keie, Assistant Director of Graduate and International Advisement | Interim Coordinator of Student Support & Development
212-343-1234, ext. 2802
Bradley joined the Office of Student Services in 2015. With more than 10 years of higher education experience, he has a passion for student advising, counseling, registrar and student development programming. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Gerontology from the University of Florida in 2002. He has gained experience teaching students with special needs from the University of Florida. In 2005, he completed his Master of Arts in Educational Technology at Nova Southeastern University. He has held positions as a Graduate Admissions Recruiter at Nova Southeastern University in N. Miami Beach, working with professional and graduate level educators to advance their degrees with respect to life-long learning. In addition, he continued his higher education career to Johnson & Wales University in advising and student services. While there, he was able to continue his education coursework in the Culinary Arts. In 2008, he relocated to Brooklyn to advance his career in Student Services at Berkeley College. He also served as a member on student retention and success committees and implemented programs for increasing student academic success and retention rates.

He believes that education is key to being a productive member of our global society. As a proponent of life-long learning, he is planning to continue his education track to a terminal degree in Organization or Educational Leadership.

Sadia Jacobs, Coordinator of Student Services, Bronx
212-343-1234 ext. 2808
Saidia Jacobs has been member of the MCNY family since July 2015. Ms. Jacobs started as the Coordinator for Student Support and Development. She oversaw the Office of Disability’s where she worked with both faculty and students to ensure that all necessary accommodations were made for special needs students.

Prior to coming to MCNY, Saidia Jacobs began her Higher Education career at the University at Albany (SUNY), where she received both her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Science in Higher Education Administration. At the University at Albany Ms. Jacobs was an Assistant Residence Hall Director and Coordinator of Admissions, responsible for the supervision of both student staff and professional staff members. She also served as a Transfer Admissions Recruiter for Mercy College, where she was responsible for recruitment in the New Jersey and New York City area.

As the Coordinator of Student Services-Bronx Extension Center, Ms. Jacobs is the primary advisor for all Bronx students. She is the go-to person for all student related issues and concerns. Saidia serves as the liaison between the faculty and students, and continues to be the contact for Disability Services. She plans events and trainings for her students in the Bronx campus. Her primary goal as the Coordinator is retaining and maintaining her students. Her passion lies with academic advising and student development. She hopes to promote not only academic excellence but personal growth in the lives of every student she encounters.

Lisa M. Ingravera, Coordinator of Student Life
212-343-1234 ext. 2813
Lisa M. Ingravera joined the Office of Student Services in 2014 bringing with her 8 years of Higher Education administration experience in a student services capacity. While working full-time at Boston University, Lisa earned both her Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Master of Education degrees. During her college experience she also held leadership and advisory roles for a national sorority. Lisa's passion for teaching and learning is what pushed her to return to a higher education environment where she hopes to continue building her leadership and advising skills.

Marissa Sala, Coordinator of Student Transition Services
212-343-1234 ext. 2810
Marissa Sala joined the Office of Student Services in February 2017, bringing with her a range of clinical and academic support services experience. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Marist College, she completed a Master’s of Science in Education in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College. She is also currently certified in New York as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Marissa has worked as a mental health counselor for over 5 years in various settings with adolescents and adults, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. Throughout her educational and professional career, Marissa has honed her clinical skills through working with college aged students to address their social, emotional and academic related concerns.

Prior to joining the MCNY team, Marissa worked as an Academic Coordinator for students transitioning from high school to college in a higher education based program. In her role, she worked with students to address concerns that were hindering their college retention and success. Marissa believes the unique combination of clinical skills and academic support expertise is extremely valuable in effectively guiding students towards completing their academic and personal future goals. Marissa seeks to accurately understand a student’s unique needs in order to assist them in overcoming the challenges that accompany college life. She is very passionate about utilizing a student centered approach to academic advising and is looking forward to guiding students through their experience at MCNY.

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