Leadership

Michelle Shostack Dr. Michelle Shostack  Assistant Dean & Director, School of Arts and Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund Program. Dr. Shostack is a proud three-time alumna of Rutgers University. She has a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College, where she majored in biochemistry, minored in psychology, and graduated with honors. She has a master’s degree, and a doctorate, from the Graduate School of Education in counseling psychology. Dr. Shostack is a passionate advocate for the EOF Program, staff, and students. She started her EOF career as a residence counselor with the EOF Program at Douglass College, and was the director of the Douglass College EOF Program at the time that the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) EOF Program was formed. Prior to becoming the director of the SAS EOF Program in August 2013, Dr. Shostack served as its Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. In addition to her EOF responsibilities, Dr. Shostack works closely with the Office of Academic Services, and participates in the First-year Retention Program, dismissal advising, and Academic Planning and Advising (APA) days. She is a campus advisor for the Office of Student Conduct and an LGBTQ Liaison and Ally. Dr. Shostack is a member of the Access-Med Program admissions committee, the Biomedical Careers Program admissions committee, and the Health Professions Committee.

  • Phone: (848) 932-7167
  • Location: Milledoler Hall, College Avenue Campus

Vicki Brooks Vicki Brooks  Assistant Dean for Adminstration. BA, Biology, Oberlin College; MA, Higher Education Administration, Bowling Green State University. Ms. Brooks has been working with the transfer and nontraditional student body with the EOF program since starting here at Rutgers over three decades ago. She began as an EOF counselor, moving to Assistant Director and then Director within three years of arriving at Rutgers. Her passion for students and the EOF spirit was bolstered by working within University College, the college dedicated solely to the transfer and non-traditional student population, before it merged with the other liberal arts colleges in New Brunswick in 2007 to become part of the School of Arts and Sciences. Dean Brooks has been associated with the Mountainview Program, which addresses the transition of former offenders into and through Rutgers since its inception in 2004. In addition to her EOF responsibilities, Dean Brooks is responsible for assessment within the area of Student Access and Educational Equity.

  • Phone: (848) 932-3091
  • Location:  Lucy Stone Hall, Livingston Campus

Wally Torian Wally Torian, Assistant Dean & Director of School of Arts and Sciences EOF, Admissions & Recruitment. Dean Torian majored in sociology and graduated from Rutgers College. He has a master's degree in social work from the Rutgers School of Social Work. Dean Torian's professional career at Rutgers began as a counselor with the Rutgers College Educational Opportunity Program. During his years at Rutgers College he served as the Assistant Director and Assistant Dean/Director for the Educational Success Program, a student retention initiative encompassing Rutgers College EOF and non-EOF underrepresented students. He has served as the staff advisor for several student organizations and clubs including the Paul Robeson Special Interest Section, Chi Alpha Epsilon- EOF Honor Society, James Dickson Carr Society and the Korean Student Association. He is a founding member of the Black Men's Collective and he is currently a liasion with the Rutgers EOF Alumni Association.

  • Phone: (848) 932-7186
  • Location: Lucy Stone Hall, Livingston Campus

Albert Budet Albert Budet, EOF Manager. Mr. Budet holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. He has Master's degrees in Student Personnel Services from the College of New Jersey and in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Learning, Cognition and Development, from Rutgers University. Mr. Budet is the Associate Director for the School of Arts & Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund Program. He also held the position of Associate University Administrator for EOF programs at Rutgers for over 25 years. He is an experienced team member, manager and university administrator with a clear understanding of the challenges facing today’s educational pipeline.

  • Phone: (848) 932-7367
  • Location: Lucy Stone Hall., Livingston Campus

 

Nancy Capasso-Lee Nancy Capasso-Lee, Senior Program Administrator. Mrs. Nancy Capasso-Lee holds a B.A. in French and a M.A. in Counseling from Rider University. Her interest in working with the college population began when she worked as a Residence Hall Director. She has served 11 years in student affairs working in various departments including Residence Life, Enrollment Services and the Educational Opportunity Program. She has also served as an advisor for various Greek and Non-Greek organizations. She is a proud EOF Alumni whose goal is to help all EOF students become passionate about achieving personal success and giving back to the communities that served them.

  • Phone: (848) 932-2006
  • Location: Lucy Stone Hall, Livingston Campus

Zena Jubilee Zena Jubilee, EOF Manager, Transfer and Non-Traditional Students. Ms. Jubliee graduated from Business School with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Prior to Rutgers, Ms. Jubilee transitioned from a branch manager position in the corporate sector by working as the Manager of Corporate Services at INROADS/Central New Jersey Inc. She began her Rutgers career at University College and has served the transfer and non-traditional EOF population for 14 years. In addition, Ms. Jubilee participates in the First-year Retention Program and Academic Planning and Advising (APA) days. She is also the staff advisor for IDEB, a student organization dedicated to empowering women by teaching business, social etiquette and leadership skills. 

  • Phone: 848.445.4113
  • Location: Milledoler Hall, College Ave Campus

 

Camille Long Camille Raimondi Long, Senior Administrative Assistant. Ms. Long joined the SAS EOF family in November, 2015 and is responsible for all administrative and financial support, personnel paperwork, payroll, clerical tasks, and supervises our two Secretarial Assistants. Prior to this, Ms. Long served as the Administrative Assistant for Student Support Services for eight years. Her duties consisted of preparing and processing payroll, purchasing, calendar management, financial management of the grant budget, and maintaining programmatic and student records for the United States Department of Education. She was also the first point of contact for all of TRIO where she served as the first point of contact for visitors, faculty, and staff alike. During this time, she completed her Bachelor’s degree (in sociology, minor in psychology) and graduated with high honors. Before joining SSS, she was the Administrative Assistant for the Center for State Health Policy for two and a half years where she served the Deputy Director as her direct support as well as that of three project managers that were part of the Technical Assistance Work Group. She coordinated all logistics for meetings and special events, maintained calendars, scheduled conference calls and meetings between the TA work team and grantees. She was the liaison with faculty, staff, administrators, business office and high level government personnel and influential stakeholders throughout the nation. She began her career at Rutgers working for Douglass College where her efforts were shared between the  business office under the direction of the Dean of Administration and the Assistant Dean of Research and Scholarships. Ms. Long has also been self-employed, and worked in a hospital environment as a patient advocate. Her office is located in the lower level of Milledoler Hall.

  • Phone: 848-932-5525
  • Location: Milledoler Hall, College AveCampus