Ellen Hartigan brings over 35 years of higher education experience and deep familiarity with the CUNY system to the role of Interim Vice President of EMSA beginning August 12. Before her retirement in 2014, Ellen spent 10 years as Vice President of Student Affairs at Queensborough Community College where she oversaw 18 student support departments including Admissions & Recruitment, Student Activities, Financial Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, International Student and Immigrant Student Services, Health Services, and New Student Enrollment Planning & Freshman Academies. In that role, Ellen oversaw the integration of enrollment processes, the simplification of financial aid processes, and the adoption of mandatory academic advisement. At the same time, she introduced new technologies designed to streamline communication with prospective and current students. Previously, Ellen spent 15 years at Polytechnic University where she served for 10 years as Vice President for Student Affairs and Alumni Development and oversaw the opening of the institution’s first residence hall, athletic facilities, and dining areas at its new MetroTech Center campus. Earlier in her career, Ellen served in similar capacities at Adelphi University, Fairfield University, and Marist College. Ellen holds a bachelor’s degree from Marist College, a master’s in educational administration from Fairfield University, and an advanced certificate from the Institute on College Admissions at Harvard University.