Director, New Student & Family Programs
Robert (Rob) Kunicki is Director for New Student & Family Programs, effective January 2022. Previously, he was Assistant Director for Student Success, Assessment, and Enrollment Initiatives in the Division of Enrollment Management & Strategic Academic Initiatives at Baruch College. Rob brings to his new role experience working in New Student Orientation, First-Year Seminar Peer Mentoring, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Pre-College Programs, Student Success Programs, and Assessment. He was also an adjunct instructor of Mathematics. As Director, Rob’s responsibilities include managing fiscal affairs; supervising and evaluating staff; executing Fall Student Convocation, Days of Welcome, and Family Orientation; selecting, training, and supervising instructors to lead First Year and Transfer Seminars (FYS 1000 & TRA 2000); collaborating with faculty on the selection of the First Year Text; as well as programming for and engaging new and transfer students in their transition to and success at the College. His additional responsibility includes outreach to and engagement of families. A first-generation college student, Rob holds a BSEd in Adolescence Education with a concentration in Mathematics and an MSEd in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from St. John’s University. He also holds a MA in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University. Presently, Rob is finishing up his Ph.D. in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center. His scholarship focuses on college student retention, degree completion, and Latinos in higher education.
Assistant Director, New Student & Family Programs
Michael Doris joined the Student Affairs team at Baruch College in March 2020 as an Assistant Director for New Student & Family Programs (NSFP). Prior, he worked at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), where he served as coordinator for New & First Year Student Programs. As part of his role in NSFP, Michael will select, train, and supervise peer mentors to lead First Year and Transfer Seminars; lead sections of the First Year and Transfer Seminars; assist with the administration of timekeeping and payroll for peer mentors; create, plan, and execute new initiatives to assist students in their transition to and success in college; provide outreach and support to families; as well, he will assist with Fall Student Convocation, Days of Welcome, Family Orientation, and advisement of the transfer student organization. Michael earned his MA from New York University.
Program Coordinator, New Student & Family Programs
Elizabeth Singh, who hails from the country of Guyana, serves as program coordinator of New Student & Family Programs (NSFP); she previously worked as interim assistant director for Student Advocacy & Support in the Office of the Dean of Students, and before that she served as a high school teacher in her home country. Liz’s role in NSFP includes serving as point of contact for the office, assisting with new student transitions and referrals, leading a section of the First Year Seminar, providing support for the planning and execution of programs and services, assisting with timekeeping and payroll records for instructors and peer mentors, as well as creating materials for and promoting the services of NSFP. Liz graduated from Baruch College with a MSEd.