The Office of Student Development serves Nyack's mission by serving its students. Blessed with a long history of diversity, Nyack College has an opportunity to tell the story of the gospel through loving community in a powerful way. Accordingly, the Office of Student Development works hard to contribute to the spiritual and academic growth of the student community. We seek to create extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, facilitate worship experiences and organize missional projects wherein students can develop a fuller sense of their unique identity within God's Kingdom.
Associate Dean of Student Life
Rev. Hammond is the Associate Dean of Student Life for the NYC Campus. Charles has served on the Pastoral staff at the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church for over twenty-five years. Charles received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from New York University, a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Urban Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary and is currently completing his Ph.D. Dissertaion at Trinity Theological Seminary. Charles' passion is to serve as a mentor in the lives of Nyack's diverse student community and watch God transform men and women into world changers.
Asst. to the Associate Dean of Student Life
Deborah Harris has served the community at he NYC Campus for over 10 years. Deborah received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Christian Education/Bible) and a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. As her education suggests, Deborah serves the Office of Student Development and the student body out of a mature and carefully nurtured Christian worldview. Deborah seeks to empower Nyack students by helping them pursue their goals with wisdom, confidence and diligence.
Paul Schwartz, LCSW, MA
Part-time Student Counselor
Paul Schwartz is a professional Christian counselor with over 20 years experience working in professional, academic, church and community organizations. Paul received an M.S.W. from Fordham University, an M.A. from the Teachers College of Columbia University and is licensed by the New York State Licensure. His areas of specialization include trauma and bereavement counseling, multicultural counseling, family relationships, and addictions.
Coordinator of Student Activities
Cézanne Perez is the Coordinator of Student Activities for the NYC Campus. Cézanne received her BA from Salve Regina University in Cultural and Historic Preservation, and has a diverse background in marketing and communications. Cézanne serves the student body by engaging them in practical activities that will enhance their college experience and promote their vision to change the world.
Courteney Thompson is Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Development for the NYC Campus. Courteney received her BA in Psychology from Nyack College. As a student, Courteney was Editor-in-Chief of the NYC Campus Yearbook in 2012, where she showcased her talent for photography. Through her warm smile and servant's heart, Courteney assists the Office of Student Development.