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Dr. Erika Hackman, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services

Dr. Erika Hackman

Dr. Hackman has served as the vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Orange since 2016 and was promoted to the role of provost in 2023. Hackman directs an academic division offering 38 degree and certificate programs to a student body of nearly 4,000 full- and part-time students. She oversees the College’s libraries, academic support services, Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, and Center for Teaching and Learning. SUNY Orange employs over 100 full-time faculty and nearly 300 adjunct (part-time) instructors. Hackman also provides  executive leadership for the student services division,  including Admissions, Academic Advising, Accessibility Services, Career Services, Financial Aid, the Registrar’s Office, Wellness Center, Center for Student Involvement, Student Services Central, Testing Center, and opportunity programs for students including TRiO, EOP, CSTEP, and ASAP.  

Hackman also currently serves as the Co-Chair, SUNY Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Advisory Committee, is a member of the SUNY Transfer Task Force and the New York State Community Colleges Leadership Academy Advisory Board. 

In her time at SUNY Orange, Hackman spearheaded the college’s acquisition of a 2.9 million dollar grant, as a newly designated Hispanic Serving Institution.  The grant, entitled PROSPERAR: Moving students from surviving to thriving, is designed to transform the OCCC students’ experience and significantly increase students’ retention and completion, especially for Hispanic and low-income students.  Hackman also served as the executive lead for the College’s successful 2023-2024 Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self Study and Reaccreditation. 

Memberships and affiliations include, Chair, New York Association of Chief Academic Officers (2023-2025), Past President, National Council of Instructional Administrators (affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges) (2021-2023), Commissioner, American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Structured Pathways (2022-2025), Trustee, Vision Hudson Valley (2021 - 2024).

Prior to joining SUNY Orange, Hackman served as the first-ever dean of learning support at Parkland College, in Champaign, Illinois – a position designed to ensure a cohesive, comprehensive, and effective learning experience for both students and employees.  As dean, Hackman oversaw all academic support services, the first year experience program, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and served as project director for the college’s $2.1 million Title III grant.

In September 2014, Hackman received the 2014-15 Community College Leadership Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership. The award recognizes outstanding academic and professional accomplishments in the two-year college environment. 

Initially a part-time computer science instructor in 2004 at Parkland, Dr. Hackman served as a business training instructor in 2008-09 before being elevated to director of the College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in July 2009. Over five years, she worked hand-in-hand with faculty, staff and administrators to offer more than 300 professional learning and development sessions annually in support of Parkland’s mission and core values.

Hackman completed her Education Policy, Organization and Leadership doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a master’s of education degree in human resource development from UIUC and an associate’s degree from Southwestern Illinois College (formerly Belleville Area College).


Dr. Jean Leandre, Vice President for Workforce, Strategy and Innovation

Dr. Jean Leandre

SUNY Orange, Vice President for Workforce, Strategy, and Innovation, Dr. Jean Leandre oversees the Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) division, which develops and delivers in-person and online non-credit programming, industry certification training, workforce training, High School Equivalency (HSE), English as a Second Language (ESL) and other customized programming. Leandre manages the  College’s offices for grants and institutional planning, assessment and research; is tasked to build and grow community partnerships; and serves as administrative liaison to Orange County FoodTEC, a related 501(c)3 agency headquartered at the College’s Newburgh campus. He is a member of the Orange County Workforce Development Board.

Leandre has 15 years of experience in higher education, most recently as the founding dean of career and professional development at Rockland Community College, with stops at Mohawk Valley Community College, Bronx Community College and the SUNY North Bronx Career Counseling & Outreach Center. He is a product of the SUNY system, having earned an associate’s degree at Mohawk Valley and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Institute of Technology. Additionally, he acquired his master’s degree in human services, as well as both an Ed.S. and an Ed.D. in educational leadership, from Liberty University.

Hired as the founding dean of career and professional development at Rockland in 2021, Leandre built a non-credit Division of Economic Mobility and Workforce Innovation from the ground up, overseeing seven functional areas within the newly created division: enrollment management, academic and student support, career readiness and success, community education, the Haverstraw Extension Center, SUNY micro-credentials, and industry partnerships. He successfully generated $1 million in new grants and managed more than $4 million in grant funding, all while reducing expenses by approximately $1 million during the 2022-23 fiscal year.


Paul Martland, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Paul Martland

Paul Martland is SUNY Orange's vice president of administration and finance. Martland oversees the areas of facilities; safety and security; business office; human resources; and institutional planning, assessment and research. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Orange County Community College Association.

Martland served as dean of administration at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Conn. As chief financial and administrative officer at Quinebaug, he was responsible for the overall financial performance of the College and all business-related functional areas, including budgeting, finance, facilities, human resources, information technology, labor relations, payroll, purchasing, and the innovative Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center. 

Prior to that, he spent 28 years in increasingly responsible management positions at the Cranston Print Works Company, the oldest and largest textile printing company in the United States. Martland served as general superintendent of the company’s Webster, Mass., facility from 1988 through 2000, and then as director of sourcing from 2001 through 2011.

At Quinebaug, Martland was a member of the president’s executive Cabinet and represented the college on various Connecticut system-wide and state-wide committees, including the State-wide Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council. He collaborated with the QVCC Foundation, local businesses, non-profit organizations and public agencies on a variety of issues. Additionally, he worked hand-in-hand with faculty and staff on strategic planning and accreditation processes.

Martland managed relationships with third-party providers of food services, the bookstore, and campus security. He was Quinebaug’s affirmative action/equal employment opportunity officer, Title IX coordinator and ADA coordinator.At Cranston, managed the operations of a three-shift, 400,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and a 100,000-square-foot distribution center with combined staffing levels of 350-450 employees. He later sourced raw fabric, finished fabric, and fabric-based finished products from China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, the United States and Vietnam.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Webster Five Cent Savings Bank in Webster, Mass., since 2004 and as a member of the executive committee since 2007. From 1989 to 2002, he was on the Board of Directors of the Hubbard Regional Hospital, including serving as a member of the executive committee for nine years and president for three years. 

Martland earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Amherst College and a master’s of business administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Mike Albright, Executive Director for Communications

Mike Albright

Mike Albright joined the SUNY Orange staff in 2006. In his role as Executive Director for Communications, he conducts the College’s publicity and media relations outreach, coordinates marketing initiatives, oversees website and social media efforts, directs the creation of publications, and collaborates with the Admissions staff on student recruitment.

Additionally, he works alongside President Dr. Kristine Young to coordinate the College’s government relations efforts. He is the administrator-in-charge of intercollegiate athletics; serves as the College’s Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility officer; is a member of the President’s Cabinet and Emergency Management Team; and is a staff liaison to the Board of Trustees’ committees on policy and enrollment management. He was also recently named co-chair of the College's 75th Anniversary Planning Committee.

In 2021, he was presented with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Professional Excellence, the highest honor given to community college staff within the SUNY system.

Albright earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communication, with concentrations in journalism and public relations, from Bloomsburg University (Bloomsburg, Pa.). Prior to arriving at the College, he spent 16 years in the Athletic Communications Office at the United States Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.).



Likkia Moody, Director, Newburgh Campus

Likkia Moody

Director of the Newburgh campus since 2017, Likkia Moody, engineered the development of one-stop student service centers on both campuses and has streamlined student support processes during her first five years at SUNY Orange as director of student services.

Moody manages the daily operations of the campus by coordinating the delivery of all academic, administrative and student services. She guides campus-based programs and services as well as assisting in the development and implementation of a long-range plan for the campus.

She co-led the strategic planning steering committee and an MSCHE Reaffirmation Working Group and serves as ex-officio on the Committee for Institutional Diversity and Equity (CIDE) and Planning & Budgeting for Institutional Effectiveness (PBIE). Moody is Institutional representative for the New York  ACE Women's Network and Board member for Safe Harbors on the Hudson.

A native of Poughkeepsie and graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, Moody worked at Marist College in first-year programs and judicial affairs. She also worked at The Sage Colleges in alumnae admissions and residence life. Moody spent over three years at East Carolina University as the assistant director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.  

While at East Carolina, she also gained classroom experience by teaching a Student Development and Learning in Higher Education course to first-year students. 

Moody earned her bachelor’s degree in biopsychology from Russell Sage College and her master’s degree in school psychology from Marist.


Dr. Willie Williams, Chief Diversity Officer

Willie Williams

SUNY Orange Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Willie Williams brings an array of experiences in higher education administration, diversity programming and teaching, classroom instruction, facilitating and training. He spent a year and a half as a faculty advisor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and College of Arts and Sciences. During the 2018-19 academic year, he was the director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Pennsylvania State University’s Abington campus.

From 2008 to 2018, he held a variety of positions at the University of Virginia, including learning and talent manager for the offices of Development and Public Affairs; assistant director of the Lifetime Physical Activity Department; the associate director for diversity and CGAS faculty liaison for the University Career Center; and director of education and outreach with the School of Engineering’s Office of Diversity and Engagement.

Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, Pa.), a master’s degree in training and organizational development from Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, Pa.) and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.).

He has served as an adjunct faculty member, guest lecturer, researcher and a fellow in topics related to diversity and inclusion in higher education settings. He also has private sector experience as a trainer, instructor and quality assurance officer.


Charissa Gonzalez, Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Charissa Gonzalez began her position at SUNY Orange in 2022 with 10 years of senior administration experience combined with 15 years of working in higher education in both private and public institutions.

Gonzalez graduated from Pace University with a BBA in International Business Management.

She is serving on the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.



Dr. Kristine M. Young, President

Charissa Gonzalez, Executive Assistant to the President

Vice Presidents

  • Dr. Erika Hackman, Provost/VP for Academic Affairs and Student Services
  • Dr. Jean Leandre, VP for Workforce, Strategy and Innovation
  • Paul Martland, VP for Administration and Finance

Associate Vice Presidents

  • Dr. Wayne Harewood, AVP for Enrollment Management and Student Financial Services
  • Dr. Josh Lavorgna, AVP for Business, Math, Science and Technology
  • Iris Martinez-Davis, AVP for Human Resources
  • Stacey Moegenburg, AVP for Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Angela Rios, AVP for Learning and Student Success
  • Madeline Torres-Diaz, AVP for Student Engagement and Completion


  • Mike Albright, Executive Director for Communications
  • Corey Dawkins, Director, Campus Facilities
  • Liza Fragola, Director of Grants
  • Leland Hach Jr., Chief Information Officer
  • Likkia Moody, Director, Newburgh Campus
  • Joe O'Dea, Director, Safety and Security
  • Maynard Schmidt, Director, Admissions and Student Recruitment
  • Jhack Sepulveda, Executive Director, Orange County FoodTEC
  • Agnes Wagner, Comptroller
  • Dr. Willie Williams, Chief Diversity Officer
  • Christine Work, Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research Officer


  • Dawn Ansbro, Executive Director, SUNY Orange Foundation


  • Liz Carris-Swan, President, Shared Governance