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Albany Technical College Names New Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

May 7, 2012 - Effective June 1, 2012, Lisandra De Jesus will assume the position of Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Albany Technical College.

De Jesus came to Albany Technical College in 2008 from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida where she served as District Student Services Coordinator. Since she has been the Dean of Admissions at Albany Tech, De Jesus has been the visionary leadership behind her team of fourteen working together to meet the College’s enrollment goals and Student Affairs objectives.

During her tenure at Albany Tech, De Jesus has increased collaborations between academic and student affairs. She also coordinated train-the-trainer and the customer service training for faculty and staff, and been instrumental in reactivating English as a Second Language classes offered by the Adult Education Division. Community service includes Hispanic population outreach for 2010 Census as part of the ‘Complete Count Committee,’ advisory member for Capitol City Bank & Trust Company, and Girls Inc. of Albany ‘Committee of 100.’ In 2010, De Jesus was named to Georgia Trend magazine’s 40 Under 40.

A first-generation college student and the only member of her family to complete a college education, De Jesus says that education, plus hard work, strong work ethics, and belief, equal dreams becoming a reality and produces positive results for students, families, and communities. Having completed her secondary education in the South Bronx, N.Y., after the family’s relocation from the island of Puerto Rico, she understands the importance of being resilient, as well as the value of education.

In her new role, De Jesus says she plans to continue serving the division of student affairs at Albany Tech by supporting already established services that lead to student success.

“I am looking forward to working with our students, communities, and the citizens of Southwest Georgia to continue providing a well-trained 21st century workforce that helps families and makes a positive impact on our economy,” said De Jesus.

“I believe in our mission and what we do to help students every day,” she added.

De Jesus received concurrent bachelor’s degrees in both Business Administration and Spanish Literature from the State University of New York-College at New Paltz and completed her graduate degree in Education at Norfolk State University. She is on schedule to graduate Summer 2013 with her doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida.


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