Aug 24, 2019  
2016–2017 Student Handbook—New York campus 
    
2016–2017 Student Handbook—New York campus [ARCHIVED]

Navigating the Campus


 

Campus Directory

Among the challenges facing any college student is figuring out where things are on campus and knowing the right people to contact. The following directory will assist you as you navigate the campus.

Admissions        
  Brief Description:   Provides admissions services for degree and certificate programs. Visit www.ciachef.edu/admissions for more information.
  Phone:   845-905-4101
  E-mail:   admissions@culinary.edu
  Location:   Admissions Center, first floor
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Rachel Birchwood, Senior Director—Admissions

Michelle Mullolly, Director—Admissions

Terri Ann Parks, Director—Admissions

       
Alumni Relations      
  Brief Description:   Responsible for alumni relations including, but not limited to, homecoming events, graduation pictures, imodules, mise en place alumni magazine, and alumni receptions.
  Phone:   845-451-1401
  E-mail:   alumni@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, second floor, south wing
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Denise Zanchelli, Senior Advancement Officer

Jennifer Speziale, Advancement Specialist

       
Bookstore (Craig Claiborne Bookstore)      
  Brief Description:   Sells a selction of supplies, toques, CIA memorabilia, and gift items.  For more information, see Bookstore .
 

Phone:

  845-451-1229 or 845-451-1228
  E-mail:   bookstore@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, first floor
  Hours of Opertation:  

Monday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

  Key Contact:   Christina Ringel, Bookstore Manager
       
Campus Safety      
  Brief Description:   Responsible for the safety of the New York campus including, but not limited to, parking, emergency announcements, documenting violations of CIA policy, and escort services.  For more information, see Campus Safety .
 

Phone:

  845-451-1268 (Non-Emergency) or 845-451-1111 (Emergency)
  E-mail:   safety@culinary.edu
  Location:   Campus Safety Building
  Hours of Operation:   24 hours, 7 days per week
  Key Contacts:  

William Carey, Director—Campus Safety

Matthew Heneka, Assistant Director—Campus Safety

       
Career and Academic Advising      
  Brief Description:   Provides support and advice for a variety of academic and career-related questions including, but not limited to, securing an externship, résumé development, career planning, course scheduling, creating an academic plan, withdrawing from a course(s), or institutional withdrawals.
  Phone:   845-451-1275
  E-mail:   academicadvising@culinary.edu 
  Location:   Roth Hall, second floor, E-255
  Hours of Operation:  

Monday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tuesday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

  Key Contacts:  

Crystal DeCarolis, Director

Ron Hayes, Associate Director

Maura McMahon O’Meara, Manager

Angelika Budnick, Transfer Credit Coordinator

Elaine Cullen, Advisor

Linda Haas Manley, Advisor

Robert “RJ” Ponesse, Advisor

Felice Solomon, Advisor

       

Bachelor’s Enrollment Office

     
  Brief Description:   Provides engaging opportunities to support student’s long-term educational goals and enrollment in one of the bachelor’s degree offerings.
  Phone:   845-451-1762
  E-mail:   academicadvising@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, second floor, E-255
  Hours of Operation:  

Monday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tuesday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

  Key Contacts:  

Duane Brown, Manager

Kathleen Fitzgerald, Recruitment and Advising Specialist

Denise Lewin-Cirilo, Administrative Coordinator

       
Central Issuing      
  Brief Description:   Distributes uniforms, graduation jackets, textbooks, sanitation supplies, and other essential educational items/tools.
  Phone:   845-451-1481 or 845-451-1331
  E-mail:   c_colucc@culinary.edu or a_robson@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, first floor
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Chance Coluccio, Manager

Alyssa Robson, Senior Stock Specialist

       
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)      
  Brief Description:   Provides confidential counseling for students, free of charge. Students can address stress, life transitions, anxiety, depression, alcohol or drug misuse, relationship or family matters, or other concerns that can interfere with success at college. For more information, see Counseling and Psychological Services .
  Phone:   845-905-4241
  Location:   Student Commons, room 218
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Daria Papalia, PhD, Director

Nancy Bushinsky, LCSW, CASAC, Counselor/Therapist

Christiane Mueller, LCSW, Counselor/Therapist

Dave Wapner, PhD, Counselor/Therapist

Georgianna Chauvin, Administrative Assistant

       
Dining Services      
  Brief Description:   Assists with meal plans, adding gold points, and other dining related questions. For more information, see Dining Services .
  Phone:  

845-905-4518

845-451-1546

845-451-1313

845-905-4747 (The Egg)

  E-mail:   mealplans@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, first floor
  Hours of Operation:  

Dining Services: Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–7:45 p.m.

The Egg: Monday–Friday, 5:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.–10:30 p.m.

  Key Contacts:  

Peg Graham, Associate Director—Dining Services

Karen Baez, Manager—Dining Services

Christopher Coppola, Assistant Manager—Dining Services

Molly Buckie-Pinder, General Manager—The Egg

       
Education Administration      
  Brief Description:   Senior leadership of education administration that oversees all aspects of degree offerings, curriculum, academic support services, and branch campus offerings
  Phone:   845-451-1583
  E-mail:   t_polito@culinary.edu or k_perre@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, S-316
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Mark Erickson, Provost

Michael Sperling, PhD, Vice President—Academic Affairs

Carolyn Tragni, Dean—Academic Engagement & Administration

Susan Cussen, Associate Vice President—Branch Campuses

Tammy Polito, Executive Assistant

Kathleen Perre, Administrative Assistant

       
Education—Baking and Pastry Arts      
  Brief Description:   Provides academic guidance to all baking and pastry students working towards their associate degree.
  Phone:   845-905-4779
 

E-mail:

  c_walter@culinary.edu
  Location:   J. Willard Marriott Education Center, second floor
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Tom Vaccaro, Dean—Baking and Pastry Arts

Marc Haymon, Associate Dean—Baking and Pastry Arts

Cheryl Walters-Gumbs, Administrative Assistant

       
Education—Business Management/Liberal Arts/Culinary Science      
  Brief Description:   Provides academic guidance to all bachelor-level students working towards their Management, Applied Food Studies, or Culinary Science degrees. Also provides guidance to associate-level students taking any class outside the kitchen or bakeshop.
  Phone:   845-451-1575
  E-mail:   s_mauro@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, S-316
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Annette Graham, PhD, Associate Dean—Business Management

Denise Bauer, PhD, Associate Dean—Liberal Arts

Ted Russin, Associate Dean—Culinary Science

Stephanie Mauro, Administrative Assistant

       
Education—Culinary Arts      
  Brief Description:   Provides academic guidance to all culinary arts students working towards their associate degree.
  Phone:   845-905-4779
  E-mail:   c_walter@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, S-315
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Brendan Walsh, Dean—Culinary Arts

Cynthia Keller, Associate Dean—Culinary Fundamentals and Assessment

Howie Velie, Associate Dean—Culinary Specializations

Bruce Mattel, Senior Associate Dean—Food Production

Cheryl Walters-Gumbs, Administrative Assistant

       
Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk at The Hilton Computer Center      
  Brief Description:   Full-service computer center featuring printing, scanning, faxing, and more. Lab assistants available all hours. Provides support for accounts, applications, and devices. Students are helped during support hours on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see Technology on Campus .
  Phone:   845-451-1698 or 845-451-1756
  E-mail:   ithelp@cia.culinary.edu
  Location:   Hilton Library, room 209
  Hours of Operation:  

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday, noon–5 p.m.

Sunday, noon–11 p.m.

 

Advanced device and account support available from Help Desk Specialist:

Monday–Friday, 8–11 a.m., 1:30–4 p.m.

  Key Contacts:  

Rick Tietjen, Chief of Staff

Cindy Scofield, Director—Enterprise Information Systems

Mike Romanovsky, Director—Infrastructure Services

Joseph Manete, Senior Manager—User and Student Support

Rob Harris, Manager—Network and A/V Services

Andrew Mennerich, Manager—Help Desk and Support Services

Salvatore Lee, Computer Lab & Help Desk Specialist
       

Computer Labs:

     
 

St. Andrew’s Computer Center

   
 

Description:

  (card–swipe access only) Open to all students when classes are not being conducted in the lab.
 

Phone:

  845-451-1708
 

Location:

  General Foods Nutrition Center, lower level
 

Hours of Operation:

  24 hours, 7 days per week (closed only during downtimes)
       
  Betty Axelroad Computer Language Lab    
 

Description:

  (card–swipe access only) Open for bachelor’s student use only when classes are not being conducted in the lab.
 

Phone:

  845-451-1881
 

Location:

  Roth Hall, S-431
 

Hours of Operation:

  Monday–Saturday, 6 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sunday, noon–11 p.m.
       
  BPS Computer Classroom    
 

Description:

  (card–swipe access only) Open for bachelor’s student use only when classes are not being conducted in the lab.
 

Phone:

  845-451-1885
 

Location:

  Roth Hall, W-205
 

Hours of Operation:

  Monday–Saturday, 6 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sunday, noon–11 p.m.
       
International Student Affairs Office      
  Brief Description:   Provides assistance, support, and guidance to prospective and current international students.  For more information, see International Students .
  Phone:   845-451-1531
  E-mail:   d_walsh@culinary.edu or f_brash@culinary.edu
  Location:   Student Commons, room 200
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 
  Key Contacts:  

Donna Walsh, Manager—International Student Services

Fred Brash, Ombudsman & International Student Advisor

       
Library (Conrad N. Hilton Library)      
  Brief Description:   Offers a variety of library resources—books, periodicals, databases, and more—to support student learning, as well as guidance in academic research and comfortable places to study.
  Phone:   845-451-1747
  E-mail:   library@culinary.edu
  Location:   Hilton Library
  Hours of Operation:  

Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday, noon–11 p.m.

  Key Contacts:  

Jon Grennan, Director—Library & Information Services

Raven Fonfa, Public Services Librarian

Nicole Semenchuk, Archives & Digital Collections Specialist

       
Library Learning Commons      
  Brief Description:   Hub of academic support, Office of Disabilities, test taking, knife skills, tutoring , and other strategies for academic success.
  Phone:   845-451-1298
  E-mail:   tutoringcenter@culinary.edu or lsctest@culinary.edu (testing room)
  Location:   Hilton Library, fourth floor
  Hours of Operation:  

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. –5 p.m.

Sunday, noon–9 p.m.

  Key Contacts:  

Jodi Amato, Senior Manager—Learning Strategies

Jacqueline Ahl, Assistant Manager—Learning Strategies

Mary Dietrich, Disability Specialist

Sheri Schwartz, Testing Coordinator

Vatina Reid Williams, Learning Strategies Assistant

       
Mail Room/Copy Center      
  Brief Description:   Centralized mail and copy center for student needs such as mailing a package, printing course material from Moodle, and obtaining course guides; only accepts Culinary Cash . For more information, see Mail  or Copy Center .
  Phone:   845-451-1244
  E-mail:   mailroom@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, ground floor
  Hours of Operation:  

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

(Closed on holiday weekends)

  Key Contact:   Melanie Pascoe, Manager 
       
Notary Public Services      
  Brief Description:   Officials licensed by the Secretary of State to authenticate an individual’s signatory on a document. Government-issued identification is needed for this service.
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Shannon Camper, President’s Office, Roth Hall, second floor

Cheryl Dorney, Hospitality, Roth Hall, first floor

Julie Kelly, Registrar’s Office, Admissions Center, second floor

Julie Wolfe, Finance wing, Roth Hall, third floor

       
Payroll      
  Brief Description:   Issues paychecks to eligible student employees for hours worked.
  Phone:   845-905-4338
  E-mail:   l_gardel@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, S-333
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contact:   Loreen Gardella, Manager—Payroll
       
Registrar      
  Brief Description:   Responsible for the integrity of all student records; issues Letters of Enrollment and transcript requests.
  Phone:   845-451-1267
  E-mail:   registrar@culinary.edu
  Location:   Admissions Center, second floor
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Chet Koulik, Registrar

Julie Kelly, Associate Registrar

Taylour Hahn, Assistant Registrar

Karen Peters, Recorder

       
Residence Life      
  Brief Description:   Offers assistance with living on campus including, but not limited to, campus activities, replacement keys, room changes, roommate conflicts, maintenance concerns, and other residence hall needs. For more information, please see Residence Life Office .
  Phone:   845-451-1260
  E-mail:   reslife@culinary.edu
  Location:   Student Commons, room 221
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Ken Turow, Associate Dean—Residence Life

James Manley, Director—Residential Campus Life

Ruth Philipp, Manager—Residential Housing

Jody Danna, Residence Life Assistant

Karen DiNobile, Residence Life Assistant

Ryan Butler, Senior Area Coordinator—Lodges and Townhouses

Meka Harris, Residence Director—Angell Hall and Pick/Herndon Hall

Christine Albain, Residence Director—Rosenthal Hall

Cayla Thompson, Residence Director—Hudson Hall

 

       
Student Activities, Recreation, and Athletics (Rec Center)      
  Brief Description:   Creates opportunities for student engagement and involvement by providing intramural sports, athletic opportunities, wellness programming, campus activities, and leadership positions through clubs and organizations. For more information, see Student Activities Office .
  Phone:   845-451-1400
  E-mail:   s_haug@culinary.edu or d_whalen@culinary.edu
  Location:   Student Commons, room 014
  Hours of Operation:  

Rec Center:

Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m.–midnight

Friday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Sunday, 9 a.m.–11 p.m.

Pool Hours:

Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; 3–5:30 p.m.; and 7:30–10 p.m.

Friday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 3–5:30 p.m.

Saturday, noon–7 p.m.

Sunday, noon–7 p.m.

  Key Contacts:  

David Whalen, Associate Dean—Student Activities/Recreation/Athletics

Vacant, Senior Coordinator—Student Health and Wellness

Serge Nalywayko, Senior Coordinator— Athletics, Aquatics, and Outdoor Recreation

Matthew Ivins, Coordinator—Student Organizations and Government

Alexa Grosskreuz, Coordinator— Student Activities

Sue Haug, Office Manager

       
Student Affairs Office      
  Brief Description:   Engages and supports students for a variety of personal and college-related issues including, but not limited to, conduct violations, graduation, personal safety, student life, replacement IDs, interpersonal conflicts, alcohol/drug awareness, and sexual assault prevention. For more information, see Student Affairs Office .
  Phone:   845-451-1281
  E-mail:   studentaffairs@culinary.edu
  Location:   Student Commons, room 236
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Key Contacts:  

Kathy Merget, PhD, Associate Vice President and Dean—Student Affairs

Dennis Macheska, Associate Dean—Students

Carole Goldsmith, Student Affairs Manager

Janet Pinnavaia, Administrative Assistant

Freddy Brash, Ombudsman    

       
Student Employment      
  Brief Description:   In order to obtain an on-campus job, students must complete all required paperwork with Student Employment prior to working. For more information, see On-Campus Employment .
  Phone:   845-451-1364
  E-mail:   studentemployment@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, E-261
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–noon and 2–4 p.m.
  Key Contact:   Megan Schwarze, Student Employment Specialist 
       
Student Financial and Registration Services (SFRS)      
  Brief Description:   Assists students with the cost of re-registration activities, transcripts, billing and payment questions, financial aid and verification, graduation clearances and petitions, and refunds. For more information, please see Student Accounts .
  Phone:   845-451-1500
  E-mail:   sfrs@culinary.edu
  Location:   Admissions Center, second floor
  Hours of Operation:  

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Friday, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  Key Contacts:  

Linda Terwilliger, Director—Student Financial and Registration Services

Jeanine Gemmell, Associate Director—Student Financial and Registration Services

Lisa Craven, Manager—Student Financial and Registration Services

Shannon Penfield, Manager—Student Accounts

Patty O’Roark, Student Services Program Manager

Doreen Buono, Student Services Advisor

Lakeysha Evans, Student Services Advisor

Kelly Lake, Student Services Advisor

Karen Lee, Student Services Advisor

Courtney Sarvis, Student Services Advisor

       
Student Government Association (SGA)      
  Brief Description:   Student representation on campus where students can voice concerns, share feedback, and contribute positively to the campus experience. For more information, see Student Government Association .
  Phone:   845-905-4257
  E-mail:   sga@cia.culinary.edu
  Location:   Student Commons, room 014
       
Student Health Services      
  Brief Description:   Offers support and assistance for a variety of health-related reasons including, but not limited to, vaccines, cuts, burns, and personal health management. For more information, see Student Health Services .
  Phone:   845-451-1261
  E-mail:   ciahealthservices@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, ground floor
  Hours of Operation:  

Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–8:45 p.m. 

 

Physician Assistant:

Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Nurse Assistance Line:

Monday–Friday, 9 p.m.–7 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 24 hours

Days with no classes, including some holidays

  Key Contacts:  

Katherine Miller, Director—Health Services

Lorrie Frankel, Office Supervisor

       
Student Newspaper—La Papillote      
  Breif Description:   Student-run newspaper informing students of campus life, key issues, and news around campus. For more information, see Campus Newspaper .
  Phone:   845-451-1127
  E-mail:   lapapillote@cia.culinary.edu
  Location:   Student Commons, room 014
       
Title IX Coordinator      
  Brief Description:   Coordinates all reported violations of the Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination Policy  including, but not limited to, sexual assault, sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, stalking, and any form of discrimination.
  Phone:   845-451-1314 or 1-855-373-5906 (24 Hour Hot Line to Report Harassment)
  E-mail:   j_morano@culinary.edu
  Location:   Roth Hall, S-324
  Hours of Operation:   Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
24-hour emergency access through Campus Safety 
  Key Contact:   Joe Morano, Senior Director—Faculty Relations/Title IX and Age Discrimination Coordinator
       
Veteran Student Resources      
  Brief Description:   Assists veteran students with adjusting to campus life and connecting to on-campus and local support. Also explains VA benefits and provides GI Bill reimbursements. For more information, see Veteran Students .
  E-mail:   veteranscommittee@culinary.edu
  Key Contacts:  

Lisa Craven, VA Certifying Official

Doreen Buono, VA Certifying Official

Kathy Merget, PhD, Associate Vice President & Dean—Student Affairs

Daria Papalia, PhD, Director—Counseling & Psychological Services

Howie Velie, Associate Dean—Culinary Specializations

President’s Cabinet

The President’s Cabinet consists of the senior leadership of The Culinary Institute of America. Members of the Cabinet work closely with the president, Board of Trustees, and CIA leadership to implement campus-wide initiatives, develop strategy, and oversee the operations of the CIA. For more information about the President’s Cabinet, visit www.ciachef.edu/administration.