Jen: Assistant Executive Director

DSC_5167bestJen graduated from Keene State College in 2000 with an associate degree in human services and a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She has been employed with Living Resources for fifteen years and has held a variety of roles during that time. She became director of The College Experience in 2007, the Director of Program Services for Living Resources in 2010, and was promoted to Assistant Executive Director in 2016.

Kevin: Residential Coordinator

Kevin has been the Residential Coordinator for The College Experience since DSC_5422best2008. His tasks include writing residential plans of service for the students and managing the house staff. Previously, Kevin spent 15 years in the radio business, both on-air and in management positions at Albany radio stations WPYX and WRCZ. He graduated from SUNY Albany in 1990.

Joy: Community Coordinator

DSC_5330bestJoy has worked for The College Experience since September 2007. As our Community Coordinator, she helps each student become involved and feel connected with the St. Rose community and in the broader community. Joy also teaches fieldwork classes. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Houghton College.

Bill: Internship Coordinator

DSC_5241bestBill has been an adjunct professor with The College Experience since fall of 2008, teaching classes in political culture and practical history. As Internship Coordinator, Bill is responsible for developing and maintaining internship placements that match the abilities and interest of seniors in The College Experience. Previously, Bill was a service coordinator case manager and special education teacher for more than 30 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree and CAS from the University at Albany.

Kelly: QIDP

DSC_5276bestKelly has worked for Living Resources since 2010. She started as a Habilitation Specialist at Site Based Day Habilitation and then began working for The College Experience Program in 2014 as a Q.I.D.P (Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional). This position involves writing Day Habilitation plans, attending individual service plan meetings, developing curriculum, and teaching classes. Kelly received a B.A. in Sociology and English from SUNY Albany in 2002 and an M.A. in English from The College of Saint Rose in 2013.

Katie: Academic Coordinator

DSC_5195bestKatie began in her position as Academic Coordinator for the College Experience Program in May 2014. As the Academic Coordinator, Katie is responsible for advising students, scheduling CEP classes, teaching classes, and hiring and communicating with our adjunct faculty. Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Administration and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education, both from the University at Albany. Previously, Katie worked as a middle school teacher and in an autism program in Capital Region schools.

Jen: Career Development Specialist

DSC_5181bestJen has a Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education from SUNY Oneonta ’14 and has a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University ’16.  Jen teaches internship seminar, career prep, and career exploration for The College Experience.  She enjoys developing new business partnerships that meets, but challenges the needs of our students, while also developing a successful match with the employer!  Some of Jen’s passions are diversity education—she will be working with the students in an elective course that introduces different populations of learners and how they self-identify, while also breaking down our own personal biases in order to develop a sense of tolerance and acceptance of others!