Leadership

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  • Charisse Gutierrez
  • Department Administrator Supervisor
  • Campus: College Avenue Campus
  • Address:

    Milledoler Hall, Lower Level
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1167

  • 848-932-5525
  • Office: Milledoler Hall Room 19A
  • Email

Ms. Gutierrez joins us from the Somerville Board of Education (K-12) where she worked as its Assistant School Business Administrator for the past five years.  During this time, she also served as Treasurer of School Monies for the Montgomery Township School District (K-12). Prior to that, she was the School Business Administrator for the Watchung Borough Board of Education (K-8) and the Assistant School Business Administrator for the Piscataway Board of Education (K-12).  Before joining public schools, Ms. Gutierrez worked as a Senior Analyst/Senior Auditor for Johnson & Johnson in various operating companies over an eight year period and for Ernst & Young as a Senior Auditor for three years.  Ms. Gutierrez is a graduate of Rider University (’98, ’07), she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  She is a Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations and a NJ Qualified Purchasing Agent.  Ms. Gutierrez has 20 years of combined experience in school business administration, budget development, grant accounting, compliance, financial analysis & reporting, auditing and fraud investigations. She was recognized as an Emerging School Business Leader by the Association of School Business Official International. Ms. Gutierrez is a mother to 16 year-old twins.  She loves to travel, enjoys reading, cooking and going on nature walks.

 

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  • Dr. Michelle Shostack
  • Assistant Dean & Director
  • Campus: College Avenue Campus
  • Address:

    Milledoler Hall, Lower Level
    520 George Street 
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1167

  • 848-932-7167
  • Office: Milledoler Hall 21
  • Email

Dr. Michelle Shostack is a proud three-time alumna of Rutgers University. She has a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College, where she majored in biochemistry and minored in psychology, graduating with honors. She has a master’s degree, and a doctorate, from the Graduate School of Education in counseling psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Counseling and Student Development Center at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Shostack has worked in the field of higher education for over 25 years and is a passionate advocate for the EOF Program, staff, and students. She started her EOF career as a residence counselor with the EOF Program at Douglass College, and was the director of the Douglass College EOF Program at the time that the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) EOF Program was formed in 2007. Prior to becoming the director of the SAS EOF Program in August 2013, Dr. Shostack served as its Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. The SAS EOF Program is the largest in New Jersey, serving over 1300 students, who qualify on the basis of financial need and the potential for academic success. Dr. Shostack leads a team of 22 full-time staff members, and a large team of Summer Institute instructors and residence life staff. She develops and oversees multiple budgets of over 5 million dollars. In addition to her EOF responsibilities, Dr. Shostack works closely with the Office of Advising and Academic Services, and participates in the First-year Retention Program, dismissal advising, and Academic Planning and Advising (APA) days. She is a campus advisor for the Office of Student Conduct and an LGBTQ Liaison and Ally. Dr. Shostack is a member of the Access-Med Program admissions committee, the Biomedical Careers Program admissions committee, and the Health Professions Committee. She has presented at the Excellence in Student Affairs Conference, the New Jersey EOF Professional Association Conference, and the Tri-State Consortium for Opportunity Programs Conference.

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  • Albert Budet
  • EOF Manager
  • Campus: Livingston Campus
  • Address:

    54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
    Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8040

  • 848-445-3091
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall A233
  • Email

Mr. Budet holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. He has Master's degrees in Student Personnel Services from the College of New Jersey and in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Learning, Cognition and Development, from Rutgers University. Mr. Budet is the Associate Director for the School of Arts & Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund Program. He also held the position of Associate University Administrator for EOF programs at Rutgers for over 25 years. He is an experienced team member, manager and university administrator with a clear understanding of the challenges facing today’s educational pipeline

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  • Dean Vicki Brooks
  • Assistant Dean for Administration
  • Campus: Livingston Campus
  • Address:

    54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
    Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8040

  • 848-445-3091
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall A224

Ms. Brooks has worked with the Rutgers University EOF program for over four decades. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Biology from Oberlin College and earning her Masters in Higher Education Administration, she worked as a reading consultant in NYC and then as a psychological counselor at Emerson College in Boston. After moving to New Jersey, Dean Brooks began as an EOF counselor at University College, then the Rutgers University liberal arts college dedicated to transfer and nontraditional students. She transitioned to Assistant Director and then University College EOF Director within three years of arriving at Rutgers. Her passion for students and the EOF spirit was bolstered by working within University College before it merged with the other liberal arts colleges in New Brunswick in 2007 to become part of the School of Arts and Sciences. Dean Brooks has been associated with the Mountainview Community program (MVC), which addresses the transition of former offenders into and through Rutgers since its inception in 2004.

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  • Nancy Capasso-Lee
  • Senior Program Manager
  • Campus: Livingston Campus
  • Address:

    54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
    Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8040

  • 848-265-2670
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall A241
  • Email

Mrs. Nancy Capasso-Lee holds a B.A. in French and a M.A. in Counseling from Rider University. Her interest in working with the college population began when she worked as a Residence Hall Director. She has served 16 years in student affairs working in various departments including Residence Life, Enrollment Services and the Educational Opportunity Program. She has also served as an advisor for various Greek and Non-Greek organizations. She is a proud EOF Alumni whose goal is to help all EOF students become passionate about achieving personal success and giving back to the communities that served them.