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Institutional Advancement

Vice President for Institutional Advancement   

Reports directly to the president and oversees development, alumni association, public relations, government and media relations and special events. The vice president for institutional advancement also serves as the executive director of the campus-related foundation, the Optometric Center of New York, and is a voting member of the Board of Trustees.

Ms. Dawn Rigney
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Executive Director – OCNY
Phone: (212) 938-5600
Email: drigney@sunyopt.edu

Associate Vice President Alumni and Government Relations

Develops communications, events, programs, services and volunteer opportunities to ensure the alumni community members deepen their connections with the College and each other. Supports the Alumni Association Board and their mission to preserve the College for future generations of optometrists and vision scientists. Advocates on behalf of the College to local, state and federal government entities.

Mrs. Jennifer Kelly Campbell
Associate Vice President for Alumni and Government Relations
Phone: (212) 938-5604
Email: jcampbell@sunyopt.edu

Associate Director of Development

Responsible for researching, writing and tracking grant proposals to foundations and corporations.

Ms. Pamela Lederman
Associate Director of Development
Phone: (212) 938-5606
Email: plederman@sunyopt.edu

Associate Director of the Annual Fund

Conducts the annual direct-mail campaign to all campus constituencies including alumni, OCNY Trustees, friends of the College and donors. This position is also responsible for all gift entry and donor acknowledgements.

Ms. Nicole Totans
Associate Director of the Annual Fund
Phone: (212) 938-5602
Email: ntotans@sunyopt.edu

Senior Administrative Assistant

Ms. Jessica Sosa
Phone: (212)-938-1254
Email: jsosa@sunyopt.edu

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