Reine T. Sarmiento
Associate Provost and Vice President of Enrollment Management
Dr. Reine T. Sarmiento came to Lehman College in December 2014. Previously, she served as Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services at LaGuardia Community College and Chief Operating Officer at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business at National University, a master’s degree in Urban Affairs from Hunter College, and an executive doctorate in Educational Leadership Administration and Policy at Fordham University.
Administrative Coordinator, Enrollment Management
Since 2012, Sandra has coordinated division-wide efforts in support of the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Associate Provost. Previously Sandra supported executive-level medical professionals at both Montefiore Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital. Sandra holds a BS degree from Fordham University.
Alice Michelle Augustine
Alice Michelle Augustine became the Director of the newly established Office of Prestigious Awards in September 2016. She graduated from Lehman College Phi Beta Kappa as a Jeannette K. Watson Fellow and a Ronald E McNair Scholar in 2006 and received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2009. She has won nationally competitive awards including a Fulbright Fellowship and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Admissions and Recruitment
Laurie Austin has been Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Lehman College for the past ten years. Prior to coming to Lehman, Laurie was Director of Recruitment at CUNY’s Office of Admission Services and Director of Admissions at City College. She has held other senior positions at both private and public colleges. Laurie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Manhattanville College, and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has served on many committees for professional organizations, Lehman College, and CUNY.
Strategic Persistence Initiatives
Ron Banks joined Lehman College as the Director of Strategic Persistence Initiatives in January of 2016. He has previously served in Associate Director roles at NYU and Charter Oak State College. Mr. Banks earned his BA degree at Bowdoin College (History and Political Science), his MA degree at Bowling Green State University (History), and recently completed the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education Leadership and Management at Northeastern.
Director, Student Success Initiatives
In January 2018, Christopher Buonocore joined EM as the Director of Student Success Inititives. Before joining the team at Lehman, Chris spent almost 10 years in various departments at the CUNY Central Office. First at the University Application Processing Center, then the CUNY Welcome Center, and most recently the Office of the University Registrar. Chris graduated with a BA in Psychology from Queens College and a MSEd in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College.
Academic Standards and Evaluation
Liliana Calvet has been an employee of Lehman College since 1975, first as an instructor in the Department of Languages and Literatures, and since 1987 as a member of the advising staff in the Office of Academic Standards and Evaluation. She moved up the ranks to become the Director of Academic Advising, and approximately twelve years ago she assumed additional responsibility as Director of the Office of Academic Standards and Evaluation, overseeing undergraduate advisement. As of 2016, Academic Standards became a separate and distinct operation from advisement. Ms. Calvet continues to teach in the Department of Languages and Literatures and has devoted her entire adult life to the education and success of Lehman students. Ms. Calvet holds a BA from Lehman College in Spanish Literature, an MA in Peninsular and Latin American Literature, and an ABD from NYU where she completed all course and examination requirements for its doctoral program.
Richard T. Finger
Richard Finger joined Lehman College in August 2008. Prior to his current role Richard served Lehman College as Founding Director of the Office of Special Academic Sessions. Additionally, Richard is a member of the faculty in the department of Accounting, Economics, and Business.
Before joining Lehman College, Richard served as Director of Academic Advising, Career Development, and Alumni Affairs at Mercy College, and was a member of the graduate faculty in Mercy’s MBA and Mental Health Counseling programs. Richard holds a B.S. degree with a major in Marketing, an M.S. degree in Organizational Behavior, and an M.B.A. degree with a concentration in Marketing.
Althea A. Forde
Instructional Support Service Program
Althea A. Forde joined Lehman College in September 2000 as the Director of the Instructional Support Services Program and the CORE Coordinator. She previously served as the Director of Testing and Tutoring at Mercy College. Ms. Forde holds a B.A. degree in English from College of the Holy Cross and an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.
David Gantz was appointed Director of the Lehman College Now Program in September 2016. Previously, he was the Coordinator of the College Now Program for fifteen years. Mr. Gantz holds a B.A. in Philosophy from New York University and an M.A. in Philosophy from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program
Annette Hernández became SEEK Program Director in 2003. Previously, she had extensive experience in student support services in higher education and community mental health. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Catholic University of Puerto Rico and master’s degree in Psychology and doctorate in Community Psychology at New York University. In 2015, the Lehman College SEEK Program was awarded finalist status in the prestigious national Excelencia in Education competition.
Director of Enrollment Services and Communications
Javiel Mercado has been the Director of Enrollment Services and Communications at Lehman since 2004. Previously, he served at Lehman as the Database Administrator for Title V, and as a Financial Aid Counselor. Mr. Mercado earned his B.S. in Computer and Information Science from Brooklyn College.
Pathways to Student STEM Success Program
Christopher Milton joined the Lehman College Enrollment team in February 2017 as the Project Director of the Pathways to Student STEM Success Program (PTS3). He previously served as the Director of Adult Learner Enrollment at the College of New Rochelle. He holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.
Lisa Moalem joined the Lehman College team in 2008. Her knowledge of Academic Advisement is informed by nearly 20 years of higher education experience in private and public institutions in the areas of Admission, Student Affairs, Freshman Programs and Advisement. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature and Linguistics from Brandeis University, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Office of the Registrar
Yvette Rosario joined Lehman College in December 2008 and has held the Senior Registrar position for the past four years. She previously was the Associate Registrar at Hostos Community College. She earned her M.A. in Urban Policy from Queens College and a B.S. in Computing and Management from Lehman College.
Testing and Scholarships