Center for Academic Engagement

Location: Siek Campus Center, room 230
Phone: (518) 629-7550
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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 Peer Mentors
  • Graduation, Achievement and Placement (GAP) Program
  • Student-Athlete Retention Program (SARP)

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?

The CAE also provides:

  • 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.

Andrew F. Roberts
Site Coordinator/Academic Coach
(518) 629-7260

Doreen McGreevy
Academic Coach
(518) 629-7512

Brian Trautman
Academic Coach
(518) 629-7609

Kristen Riegel
Part-Time Academic Coach
(518) 629-7785

Tanya Fredricks
(518) 629-7550

Karen Ferrer-Muñiz
Associate Dean for Instructional Support Services and Retention
(518) 629-7055

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

The mission of the Center for Academic Engagement is to facilitate collaboration between academic and instructional support units, and to 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.

The goal of the Center for Academic Engagement is to help students develop the skills necessary to be academically successful while at the same time fostering students' critical thinking skills and their sense of independence.