Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students advocates for students, both individually and collectively, by ensuring that programs and services reflecting best practices are in place to support their success.

The Office of the Dean of Students coordinates and works collaboratively with the Counseling Center, Health Services, the Multicultural Center, Residence Life, and Commuter Services to ensure that students are able to succeed in and out of the classroom.

The student advocacy efforts of the Office of the Dean of Students include the following:

  • CARE Team

    The Campus Assessment, Resource, and Education (CARE) Team can help students with issues that included but are not limited to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, erratic behavior, missing extended class time, substance use/abuse, medical problems, self-destructive behavior, family issues, adjustment issues, etc.

    To contact the CARE Team with concerns, you email, or contact CARE Team members directly:

    Name Position Phone Email
    Pete DeCaro Director, Public Safety 718-862-7480
    Sharon Jimenez Ortega Assistant Dean of Students 718-862-7214
    Anne Mavor Director, Health Services 718-862-7217
    Carol Ciancutti Director, Counseling Center 718-862-7975
    Juanita Pacheco Director, Specialized Resource Center 718-862-7666
    Andy Burns Executive Director of Advising,
    Associate Provost

    You can also send the CARE Team a report by using our referral form.

    Student Referral Form

    Should you face an emergency situation on campus, the first report should be to Public Safety at 718-862-7500. Less emergent situations can be reported to the CARE Team and a level of intervention needed will be determined. The CARE Team may, at times, initiate an emergency response.