Standard IV Support of the Student Experience

Across all educational experiences, settings, levels, and instructional modalities, the institution recruits and admits students whose interests, abilities, experiences, and goals are congruent with its mission and educational offerings. The institution commits to student retention, persistence, completion, and success through a coherent and effective support system sustained by qualified professionals, which enhances the quality of the learning environment, contributes to the educational experience, and fosters student success.

This standard demonstrates that the University recruits and admits appropriate students and is committed to the retention, persistence, and success of students through an effective support system. Broadly, this standard seeks evidence that Hofstra provides documented and ethical policies and processes related to recruitment, advisement and retention, notably as it relates to financial aid, identification of students at risk, transfer credit evaluation, secure maintenance of student records, and extracurricular activities.

Some of your work may overlap with that of other Working Groups. Consultation with other groups is encouraged to avoid duplication of effort and to identify appropriate linkages between standards and institutional priorities.

  • Chair: W. Houston Dougharty, Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs
  • Chair: Amy Masnick, Associate Professor, Psychology, School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Abby Normandin, Vice President of the Student Government Asociation, '19 UG Student, Psychology
  • Brandon Crofts, ’20 UG student, Mathematics
  • David Henderson, Associate Professor of Drama and Dance, School of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
  • Elisabeth Ploran, Faculty in Residence, Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Natural Science & Mathematics
  • Elizabeth O’Toole, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Admissions
  • Gioia Bales, Senior Associate Dean, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
  • Holly Seirup, Dean of the School of Health Professions & Human Services, Professor of Counseling & Mental Health Professions, School of Health Professions & Human Services
  • Jean Peden-Christodoulou, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs
  • Jennifer Kamph, Senior Associate Director, Institutional Research
  • Jessica Eads, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Admissions
  • Marc Oppenheim, Dean, Center for University Advising, Adjunct Instructor of Rhetoric, School of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
  • Mario Murillo, Professor of Radio, Television, Film, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
  • Nicholas Migliorino, 18’ GR student, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Rachelle Fabre, Director of Student-Athlete Services and Life Skills Development, Student-Athlete Development and Services
  • Rana Ismail, ’20 UG student, Health Science
  • Rita Cinquemani, President of the Student Government Association, '18 UG Student, Political Science
  • Rosebud Elijah, Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology, School of Education
  • Sofia Pertuz, Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Student Affairs
  • Stephanie Bushey, Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment, Institutional Research
  • Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost