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Office of Community Engagement & New Student Programs
Location: Old Gym, Room 302
Phone: 347-577-4020
Fax: 718-960-8243

Meet the Staff

Amanda Dubois, Director

Amanda Dubois is the Director of the Office of Community Engagement & New Student Programs. She has a B.A. from Bridgewater State College in her home state of Massachusetts and an M.A. in higher education administration from New York University, where she previously worked as a community development educator in residential education. She is a researcher and educator in the area of the sophomore experience and has over ten years of experience in higher education programs.

Dubois has served as an intern with the National Orientation Directors Association and worked on orientation and welcome programs at four different colleges and universities over the past decade. She recognizes the need for a strong orientation program to shape students' experience and to aid in the retention of the second-year population. Dubois's motto is "Inspire, Higher"— if you get excited or passionate about something and exhibit that to others, often you will inspire someone else to do the same.


Amy Olsen, Associate Director, CUNY Service Corps Manager

Amy Olsen is the CUNY Service Corps Manager for Lehman College. She has a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from New York University, where she previously worked as an Assistant Community Development Educator in the department of Residential Education. Amy also served as a Hall Director at Cornell University and the School of Visual Arts.


Denny Santos, Assistant Director

Denny earned his BA in Sociology from Purchase College in 2004 and earned M. Ed in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University in 2006. Denny worked in Residence Life for the past 10 years working for several institutions in the Tri-state area.

Denny is a Manhattan native and a die-hard Mets fan.


Jenny Landsman, Assistant Director of Operations

Jenny Landsman is the Assistant Director of Operations. With over 5 years of experience working with students in the non-profit sector and higher education, she enjoys learning about students' diverse experiences and helping them reach their academic and professional goals. She first joined Lehman College as an Office Administrator after working as an Admissions Administrator for the SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center. She has a BBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Lehman College.


Peer Educators

Joshua Reyes

Efemena Akins

Gabriel Ogbennaya

Natalie Thomas