Odalys brings a tremendous depth and breadth of administrative management know-how to the role of chief of staff, and her wealth of knowledge about the inner workings of higher education will serve our community very well.
The chief of staff is a critical leader who plays a major role in driving the success of the institution’s operations. This position works very closely with our vice presidents to help organize, focus, and implement the college’s broad strategic work, and manages the day-to-day functioning of the Office of the President. I could not be more pleased and excited to have her join the college to help lead and contribute to the important work that lies ahead of us.
Prior to her current role, Odalys served as a senior administrator and advisor to two college presidents in the CUNY system. At Queens College, she served as the president’s deputy chief of staff and director of strategic initiatives, leading the strategic planning process. At Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, she served as the president’s director of special projects, supporting a number of innovative college-wide programs and partnerships. Odalys also worked at Hunter College as a project director, served as a drop-out prevention counselor at a community nonprofit, and was a middle and high school teacher earlier in her career.