Assumes New Role Following Five Years as College’s Director of Student Services

PHOTO: Likkia MoodyMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Likkia Moody, who during her five years at SUNY Orange has engineered the development of one-stop student service centers on both campuses and has streamlined student support processes, has been named by the College as its new Director of the Newburgh campus.

In her new role, Moody will manage the daily operations of the campus by coordinating the delivery of all academic, administrative and student services offered there. She will also assist in the development and implementation of a long-range plan for the campus.

“Likkia is a great fit for this role,” said Vinnie Cazzetta, vice president for institutional advancement and Newburgh campus executive officer. “She understands our students, is very familiar with the Newburgh campus, and will ensure we reach a high level of academic and administrative excellence. She is committed to student engagement and success, and I’m confident she’ll be able to share that enthusiasm for student success with the greater Newburgh community as she becomes more involved in events and organizations in the community.”

Moody, who assumes her new post on Oct. 2, will be transitioning from her current role as director of student services, which she has held at the College since her arrival in 2012. She oversees the daily operations of Student Services Central one-stop services hubs on both the Middletown and Newburgh campuses, managing a staff of 18 and departmental budgets exceeding $1 million.

Previously, Moody, a native of Poughkeepsie and graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, was coordinator of the First Year Experience program at Marist College in 2012. She also worked at Marist from 2002 to 2006, serving as a resident mentor for the first-year programs, and as a judicial affairs associate reviewing student conduct cases.

Between her two tenures as Marist, she spent three years as assistant director of the Office of Rights and Responsibilities at East Carolina University, and two years at the Sage Colleges, where she completed one-year stints as assistant director of alumnae admissions and associate director of residence life. While at East Carolina, she also gained classroom experience by teaching a Student Development and Learning in Higher Education course to freshmen.

Moody earned her bachelor’s degree from Russell Sage College in 2000 and her master’s degree from Marist in 2006.

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