Contact Us - Summer Orientation


Stanley CherianStan Cherian - Director of Orientation / Associate Director for Student Leadership and Engagement

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 Engagement office. Currently he oversees New Student Orientation, class programming and graduate student organizations.

Samantha Kloeckener-SoszynskiSamantha Kloeckener-SoszynskiAssistant Director, Student Leadership and Engagement

Born in Rockland, NY and raised on Long Island, Sam received her BS in Direct and Interactive Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she was involved as a resident assistant, student ambassador and student body president. Jumping into student affairs seemed like a natural progression for her, so she continued her education at Stony Brook University with a M.A. in Higher Education Administration. Her career has been heavily focused in residence life, advising organizations and large scale programming at both Stony Brook University and Purchase College. Sam is excited to join the OSLE team and work with student groups, class programming, Peer Alliance and Welcome Week!

Denise CamposSamantha Marino - Graduate Assistant for Campus Wide Programming

Samantha received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English, from the State University of New York at New Paltz. After interning for Walt Disney World during undergrad, she continued on recruiting for the Disney College Program at colleges in New York. This involvement influenced her decision to purse Higher Ed. Prior to Hofstra, Sam worked at LIU Post in transfer and international admissions. Samantha is ecstatic to be joining the Pride Family to pursue her MSED in School Counseling, and as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. When Sam is not working or in class, you can find her stargazing, at the beach, or with her black Lab Luna.

For More Information


Office of Student Leadership and Engagement
244 Student Center
200 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

(516) 463-4874

(516) 463-6030


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