Meet the Admissions Team

Meet the Admissions Team

Welcome to the Office of Admissions!  If you are interested in contacting one of our admissions representatives, please contact us at admissions@jjay.cuny.edu, text us at 929.229.1476 or skype us.  Click on the list below to learn more about our Undergraduate Admissions team:

Vincent M. Papandrea (Director)

Title: Director of Admissions

Emailvpapandrea@jjay.cuny.edu

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.A. - Oneonta, SUNY,  M.S.ED Higher Education Administration - Baruch College, CUNY 

Number of years working in Higher Education: 16+ years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: Helping students committed to justice, looking to make a difference in the world, gain access to higher education and become the leaders of tomorrow.

Jenise Reyes (Associate Director)

Title: Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Email: jreyes@jjay.cuny.edu

Hometown: New York

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.A., History and Political Science - Stony Brook University, SUNY, M.A., Latin American and Caribbean Studies, - University at Albany, SUNY

Number of years working in Higher Education: Lots

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I love working with students and ensuring that everyone has access to higher education. Go Bloodhounds!

Kevin Dougherty (Assistant Director of Admissions)

Title: Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: kdougherty@jjay.cuny.edu

Hometown: Suffolk County, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.A., History - Stony Brook University, SUNY, M.S. ED - Dowling College

Number of years working in Higher Education: 10 years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I love being able to help give students the opportunity to get a college education.

Sara Eletr (Admissions Counselor)

Title : Admissions Counselor

Email : seletr@jjay.cuny.edu

Travel Territory : New York City

Hometown : Brooklyn, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended : B.A., Psychology - Brooklyn College, CUNY, M.P.A. - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Number of years working in Higher Education : 9 years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions : I have an opportunity to help empower students to look at a greater picture of what they can become here at John Jay College.

Kristal Singh (Admissions Counselor)

Title: Admissions Counselor

Email: ksingh@jjay.cuny.edu

Travel Territory: Long Island, NY

Hometown: New York City

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.S., Airport Management - Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, M.S. ED, Higher Education Administration - Baruch College, CUNY

Number of Years Working in Higher Education: 14 years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I'm an advocate of higher education and there's no better way to promote college!

Chris Valentino (Assistant Director of Recruitment)

Title: Assistant Director of Recruitment

Email: Cvalentino@jjay.cuny.edu

Travel Territory: CT, MA, FL, CA, and every NY county outside of the five boroughs.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.A., Communications - Mount Saint Mary College

Number of years working in Higher Education: 14 years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I have the opportunity to change someone’s life for the better, every single day.