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Eric Zizza

Transfer Counselor, Student Development Office

DATE: 06-30-2010

Eric Zizza


Eric graduated with high honors from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Religion. He later received a master's of science degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from the State University of New York at Oswego. For the past 6 years Eric has served as the Transfer Counselor on the Auburn Campus.

In addition to helping guide students through the transfer process, Eric works with colleagues at area institutions to enhance the transferability of Cayuga Community College's programs. He also juggles various committee and board work. Eric was a charter member of the Banner Student Implementation team, and serves on the Board of Directors as one of the college's two delegates to the Cayuga County Health Consortium.

Due in part to the ever-changing student demographic and growth in on-line learning, Eric is taking a hard look at how student services are delivered. After intensive research, he has identified a technology based structure that will serve to preserve the "face to face" hallmark of Cayuga's services, while extending and increasing accessibly to a more distant population. He is currently heading a two-pronged attack to update and access the current service model here at the college.


Michael Greene

Coordinator of Baccalaureate Programs

DATE: 12-17-2009

Michael Greene


Michael Greene, the Coordinator of Baccalaureate Programs at Cayuga College is from Lansing NY. He attended New England College in NH, Bowling Green State University in Ohio and St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He has spent twelve years in higher education and seventeen in secondary education. His service was split between 25 and years in Career Services and four years in Academic Affairs. He is a member of the World Future Society and has served in many leadership positions such as: Chair, South Carolina Technical College Student Activities Board and Regional Representative for South Carolina Council Educational Opportunity Program Personnel. Michael's Masters' thesis is The Relationship between Selected Teacher Characteristics and a Positive Attitude toward the Handicapped.

This fall semester of 2009, Michael volunteered through the assessment office to serve on the National AACU Inquiry and Analysis Rubric committee, addressing the four levels of Limitations and Implications. The mission was framed as: "the language and the process of inquiry and analysis assignments, are expected to vary to fit how the discipline traditionally collects and analyzes information, and, the type of conclusions or judgments that evidence is used to inform." It was noted that: "while the rubric can be used if the assignments or purposes for work are unknown, it will work most effectively when those are known."

The rubric work with AACU was a great learning experience for those at Cayuga College who participated and the Assessment Office wants to thank Michael for his willingness, dedication and commitment that he put into assisting to design national rubrics with professional academics from around the country.


Jeff Rosenthal

Associate VP of Academic and Student Affairs

DATE: 06-22-2009

Jeff Rosenthal


Jeff received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Binghamton University in 1988 and a master's in counseling and psychological services from SUNY Oswego in 1991, and he is completing a doctorate in developmental education and higher education administration from Grambling State University. As director of the Academic Support Center, he oversaw all placement testing, tutoring, learning specialists, and disability services at Cayuga. He also coordinates the Cayuga Advantage concurrent enrollment program, chairs the campus safety committee, is a member of the College Cabinet and Institutional Planning Committee, is a full professor, and teaches psychology in the evenings. Before joining Cayuga Community College, he directed a Federal TRIO Student Support Services Program at Cazenovia College, served as president of the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education, and served on the Board of Directors of the Council for Opportunity in Education.

Jeff was recently promoted to Associate VP of Academic and Student Affairs

Click to view Jeff's 2009 Assessment Day presentation: