Meet the Team
Workforce Education & Academic Pathways is a team of learning professionals with more
than 30 years of experience and expertise!
Tyre is our Director of Academic Pathways and brings with her more than 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 more than 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 more than
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 more than 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 more than 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.
Kim is our Director of ACE and has more than 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 more than 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.