Odalys M. Diaz Piñeiro joined the President’s Office as chief of staff in April 2020. She is responsible for working with the 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.
Prior to coming to Ithaca College, 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.
Odalys earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in political science and communications systems and social analysis, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in education administration from New York University.