Student Life and Student Services
Center for Academic Engagement

Location: Siek Campus Center, room 230
Phone: (518) 629-7550

The Center for Academic Engagement (CAE) focuses on reaching out to students and encouraging them to access academic support services and is part of the Instructional Support Services and Retention unit.

Center for Academic Engagement


Center for Academic Engagement Students

The following services are available to all students:

  • One-to-one academic coaching
  • Engage-N-Go Mini Workshop
  • Group study and collaboration
  • Veteran Mentors
  • Graduation, Achievement and Placement (GAP) Program

Our services help students achieve:

  • Increased confidence
  • Improved grades
  • Self-advocacy
  • Goal-setting
  • Decreased stress
  • Knowledge of student support services
  • Connections with campus mentors
  • Improved college success rates
  • When should I visit the CAE?

  • Who should visit the CAE?

We also provide:

  • Referrals to other support offices on campus
  • Computers for student use
  • Faculty Support


The CAE academic coaches and staff use a student-centered approach and provide students with a solid point of contact to help navigate all aspects of the collegiate experience.

Jessica Gilbert
Academic Coach/Site Supervisor
(518) 629-7609

Marlo Daniels
Academic Coach
(518) 629-7260

Doreen McGreevy
Academic Coach
(518) 629-7512

Gail Barber
Enrollment and Retention Services Technician
(518) 629-7505

Karen Ferrer-Muñiz
Associate Dean for Instructional Support Services and Retention
(518) 629-7234

The mission of the Center for Academic Engagement is to facilitate collaboration between academic and instructional support units and encourage faculty and staff to intervene on student retention issues in a timely manner. The CAE will employ active student outreach, as well as support the faculty and staff, in proactively connecting students to services that can enhance the opportunity to be successful at Hudson Valley Community College.

It is the goal of the Center for Academic Engagement to increase achievement and success of all Hudson Valley Community College students.