Will Manage Day-to-Day Operations of College’s Newburgh Campus; Handle Some Academic Affairs Departments

PHOTO: Peter SosciaMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- SUNY Orange has hired Peter P. Soscia, most recently the associate dean in charge of Genesee Community College’s Dansville campus, to serve as its senior associate vice president for the Newburgh campus. Soscia joined the College staff in mid-August.

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the College's Newburgh Campus, which serves approximately 1,500 students on a full- or part-time basis, Soscia will manage several units within academic affairs, including cultural affairs, educational partnerships, and academic support services. He will report to Heather Perfetti, vice president for academic affairs.

Soscia, who spent 11 years at the Dansville campus, was responsible for all aspects of the student experience and management of campus operations. He oversaw student recruitment and enrollment management operations that resulted in consistent enrollment increases, and he directed expansion efforts at the campus to handle the additional enrollment.

Under his guidance, the site developed a student-focused “one stop” student services model--similar to the Newburgh campus’ existing Student Services Central--that provided services ranging from financial aid application assistance through academic advisement and transfer planning.

Soscia recruited, hired and mentored more than 100 faculty members each year for all academic disciplines at the Dansville site. He was a member of the president’s committee for strategic planning for Genesee Community College and chaired Genesee’s first faculty committee focused on sustainability studies. He taught courses in business, economics and college preparation.

Prior to joining the Genesee staff, he worked for Eastman Kodak Company (1990-2000) and Bausch & Lomb (2000-01). Soscia earned his bachelor’s degree in management in 1987 from Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., before acquiring his MBA from the University of Rochester in 1998. He is presently pursuing his doctorate in education with Northeastern University.

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