Meet the Team
Workforce Education & Academic Pathways is a team of learning professionals with more
than 30 years of experience and expertise!
Cheryl is our Welding Instructor with over 20 years experience in the field. She uses
this experience to lead students through both classroom instruction and hands-on work.
Tyre is our Director of Academic Pathways and brings with her over 25 years of experience
in higher education, primarily in enrollment services (both in New York and Colorado).
Tyre is focused on expanding the ACE concurrent enrollment program by including educational
planning and matriculation into the program. She also coordinates efforts for our
Cornell Prison Education Program and the Elmira Students Achieve and Prepare - After
School Program. Additionally, Tyre is responsible for working with businesses on customized
training in the following sectors: non-profit, education, retail, and hospitality/tourism.
Laura is our Director of Workforce Education and brings with her over 10 years of
experience in the training and education field; previously working in the finance
and manufacturing industries. She is responsible for managing our non-credit current
certification program along with developing new programs and our open enrollment courses.
Additionally, Laura works with businesses on customized training in the following
sectors: financial services, HR, IT, and healthcare.
Katie is the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director and has over 18 years
with SUNY CCC; most of this time being spent in Workforce Education and Academic Pathways.
Her duties include all the behind the scene work on corporate contracts, liaison for
Keuka College for bachelor/masters degree classroom rentals, Assistant to the Executive
Director, and Perkins Grant support person.
Jeanne is our Executive Director and has over 30 years of experience working in higher
education in both credit and non-credit. She is responsible for overseeing Workforce
Education & Academic Pathways. She also manages customized training for businesses
in the following sectors: manufacturing, transportation, and public safety.
Wendi is our ACE Assistant and brings with her over 13 years of experience in the
education field including elementary, high school and now higher education. She is
responsible for providing administrative support to the Director of ACE, maintaining
databases for dependent tuition credits, ACE instructors, STEM Academy and ACE student
records. She coordinates the approval process for ACE faculty hires and assists in
the recruitment of ACE students and prepares educational plans.
Alexus is our Operations Coordinator and has over 4 years of experience in higher
education; previously in enrollment services. She manages all of our marketing efforts,
scheduling and recruiting for open enrollment courses, and logistical work for corporate
Chris is our Director of Corporate Training and brings with him over 16 years of teaching
experience and prior to that 14 years of manufacturing experience. He works exclusively
for CAF USA managing their employee training programs. He also assists employees in
educational assessments to complete their degrees.
Kim is our Director of ACE and has over 20 years of experience in education, with
9 years in higher education. She is responsible for the expansion and administration
of our ACE course offerings available to high schools in both New York and PA. She
also assists with ACE recruitment efforts as well as completing educational plans
Laura is our Testing Center Coordinator and has over 16 years of experience in higher
education; 10 years in a breast cancer lab, and 5 years working with students with
disabilities. She oversees all placement testing and assessments for incoming students,
all accommodated testings for students with disabilities and make-up testing for SUNY
CCC students. Additionally, the testing center proctors other testing such as CLEP,
in-person for online courses for non-CCC students, and testing for PSI.
Nancy is our Office Manager for Academic and Workforce Development Center (Elmira
Center) and Airport Corporate Park locations as well Administrative Assistant to the
Director of Workforce Education. Nancy brings with her over 33 years of experience
working for SUNY CCC; working in a variety of departments and joining Workforce Education
and Academic Pathways in June 2007. She assists with the open enrollment process,
adjunct pay processing, facilities management, and room rentals at both locations.
Mikki is our Perkins Research Analyst, who brings 8 years of experience in data management
in the marketing and higher education fields. She is responsible for Perkins Grant
data tracking, collection, and state reporting. She supplies data to major effort
leaders, local improvement plan implementation team, and local advisory council for
reporting and activity planning purposes.