Student Development

Overview and Staff

The Center for Student Development is dedicated to fostering student success and a sense of belonging for all students and families connected to New Paltz. Our goals are to: provide a positive transitional experience, maximize the retention and success of students, offer opportunities for leadership and social development to campus and the local community, serve as a primary link to campus for the parents and family members of our new and continuing students and foster a campus environment that promotes healthy and responsible decision making.


Michelle Combs

Emily Holub

Assistant Director

Jaclyn Cirello
College Prevention Coordinator

Maria Cathcart