Rosana Reyes

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Award: Centennial Award for Excellence
Winner: Rosana Reyes

A tireless advocate for underserved populations in higher education, Rosana has a distinguished career of over 30 years in both the public and private sectors. She currently serves as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development at Luzerne County Community College. Prior to serving in this role Ms. Reyes served as Associate Vice President of the Newburgh campus at The State University of New York-Orange County, SUNY Orange. At this same institution, she also served as Director of Educational Partnerships.   Prior to arriving at SUNY Orange, Ms. Reyes held the Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program at Mount Saint Mary College.

From early on in her career, Rosana set herself apart as an inspired mentor and advocate for ESL and economically-challenged first-generation college students striving to find their way. Always seeking ways to advance the cause, Ms. Reyes accepted a SEEK Directorship at Mount Saint Mary College where she was solely responsible for the oversight of recruitment, academic advisement, mentoring and transitional challenges of qualified minority student populations in assimilating them into a traditional college setting, always with an eye on graduation and successful outcomes.

When Luzerne Community College in Pennsylvania was looking to further diversify and implement a robust Student Enrollment Management strategy and plan, they tapped Rosana and she helped to implement a successful One-Stop Enrollment Center and combine the functions from Recruitment through Enrollment though Graduation and beyond to continue serving underserved and economically challenged student populations. 

Ms. Reyes has presented at numerous national and state conferences including the National Association of Community College Trustees, the National League of Innovation, and the Northeastern Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conferences.  Her professional involvement includes serving a as SUNY Orange's and Mount Saint Mary College representative for the Mid-Hudson Association of Women in Higher Education. She also served as a Member of the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Advisory Board, and on the Hudson Valley Tech Prep Consortium Advisory Board. Ms. Reyes earned a Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Fiscal Analysis and Oversight from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Ms. Reyes is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Wilkes University.  She is a graduate of Leadership Orange class of 2009, Wilkes Barre Executive Leadership class of 2013 and Lackawanna Executive Leadership Class of 2015. Ms. Reyes is also co-recipient of 2018 Innovation Award from the National League of Innovation.
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