The Lehman College Pathways to Success, TRiO / Student Support Services (TRiO / SSS) program is federally funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Lehman College Pathways to Success, TRiO/SSS was founded in September 2010 as a result of a joint petition led by Dr. Anne Rothstein, Director of the School of Center for School/College Collaboratives and Dr. Annette Hernandez, Director of the SEEK Program.
TRiO programs have a rich history dating back to 1964, and continue to serve as an advocate for access to higher education for eligible students across the nation, without regard for race, ethnicity, or culture.
The goals of Pathways to Success (PTS) is to increase the number of first-generation students, disadvantaged low-income students, and students with disabilities who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level at Lehman College. PTS will increase the retention, academic achievement, progress toward graduation, and graduation rates for these students. Students will fully engage in the documentation of their academic, personal, and professional development. The program and the advocacy of faculty and administrators will foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of participating students. Students will leave the program with a confident sense of self and their unique place in their communities.
PTS will provide opportunities for academic, personal, and professional development in group and one-on-one settings, assist students with basic college requirements, motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education, help them develop financial and economic literacy, assist them to meet the requirements for graduate school applications, help them find career positions and guide them toward fulfilling careers. To learn more about our program events and activities, click here.
Alex Cruz, M.A., Project Director
Mr. Cruz is a long-time member of the Lehman College and SEEK Program community. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Lehman and subsequently earned an M.A. in College Counseling and Student Development at Hunter College. Mr. Cruz served as a SEEK Counselor, Coordinator of SEEK Counseling and finally as SEEK Director at Lehman until his retirement in 2003. He returned to Lehman College in 2010 to direct Pathways to Success.
Irma Johnson, M.P.A, Counselor Advocate
Ms. Johnson earned her B.A. in Psychology from the New School for Social Research and her M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management from Seton Hall University. She has worked as a program manager for various nonprofits including New York Youth at Risk, Stoked Mentoring and the United Way of NYC. Ms. Johnson specializes in education and youth development initiatives.
Diane Dellacorte, M.S., Counselor Advocate
Ms. Dellacorte earned a B.S. in Psychology from Mercy College and an M.S. in Applied Counseling from Long Island University. She has previously worked as an academic advisor and assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences at Mercy College. Ms. Dellacorte utilizes a holistic approach to assisting students to reach their academic, personal and career goals.
Last modified: Jul 16, 2012