Stan Cherian - Director of Orientation / Associate Director for Student Leadership and Activities
Stan is a native of Philadelphia and now a proud Brooklynite. He received a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy, and a master's in higher education administration from Temple University. Before coming to Hofstra, Stan worked at St. Joseph's University as the assistant director of student activities, and at Temple University's Student Activities Office as the assistant director. In 2001, Stan joined the staff of the Student Activities Office as the assistant director, where he was the adviser to the Student Government Association and Hofstra yearbook, Nexus. He was the director of Orientation and New Student Programs from 2006-09 and now has rejoined the Student Leadership and Activities office. Currently he oversees New Student Orientation, class programming and graduate student organizations.
Jaclyn Congello-Vento - Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Activities (Spirit Support)
Jaclyn Congello-Vento graduated from Stony Brook University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. She received a Master of Arts degree in Foundations of Education, with concentrations in Multicultural Education and Philosophy of Education from Hofstra University in 2008. She has been working at Hofstra since 2007 and started in the Office of Commuting Student Affairs and worked there until August 2009. As one of the Assistant Directors of Student Leadership and Activities, Jaclyn oversees the Orientation Leaders and Spirit Support and works closely on class programs and traditions.
Brendan Caputo - Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Activities
Brendan Caputo was born and raised in Valley Stream, Long Island. He has received a Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies as well as a Master of Science in College Student Development Counseling. Both degrees are from Hofstra! Brendan was an Assistant Dean in the Center for University Advisement from October 2007 to March 2012 here at Hofstra, too. He will be working with academic, pre-professional, and social undergraduate clubs as well as helping to coordinate Welcome Week. When he is not in the office, Brendan enjoys spending time with family, going to the gym, and playing tennis.
Vicki Herlihy - Senior Executive Secretary, Student Leadership and Activities
Victoria Herlihy attended Nassau Community College and Adelphi University before coming to work at Hofstra's Axinn Library in 1988. Vicki began working at Hofstra in October 2003. Her son Kevin is a member of the Class of 2013 and her daughter Sarah is a member of the Class of 2015! Vicki is working towards her B.S. degree in Community Health. When Vicki is not working she enjoys being with her family, cooking, knitting, gardening, walking with her 2 Wheaton Terriers and shopping for antiques.