Director of Student Support and Academic Achievement
The director of student support and academic achievement coordinates and works collaboratively with students, faculty, administrators, and other staff to support student retention and academic success. They assist students who may be struggling to navigate College processes and refer students to the appropriate support offices such as Advising, Counseling, the Office of Disability Resources, Student Financial Services, Student Affairs, and others.
The director also acts as an impartial advisor for students and faculty regarding grade disputes. They chair the academic integrity committee (plagiarism/cheating) and academic appeals committee (academic dismissals) also helping students understand their rights and responsibilities regarding these actions.
More About Me
Jennifer Shingelo, a native of the Adirondacks in upstate NY, joined Purchase College in 2004 as a visual arts MFA student, staying on after graduation in the Art+Design office as the academic advisor from 2006-07. She returned to Art+Design as the coordinator in 2012 after 5 years at Pratt Institute as the assistant director of academic advisement. She has been in the position of assistant dean of students and enrollment for the school of the arts here at Purchase since the fall of 2014.
In addition to her work in higher education, Jennifer has exhibited her artwork in Boston and New York and she is certified to teach yoga, which she has done both at Pratt and at Purchase. She is particularly dedicated to furthering diversity, social justice and student growth and wellness. She is an active member of the Student Success Fellows Network and served as chair of the Senate’s DEIC (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee) for two years.