Claudia Marin Andrade is the Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, with near 20 years of experience in Higher Education. Claudia is responsible for overseeing the Colleges response to unlawful discrimination and sexual violence, which includes coordinating sexual violence prevention and education efforts along with managing prompt, equitable and thorough investigations for students. Claudia also ensures continuous divisional assessment, strategic planning, critical incident management and provides leadership to several units within the division, and cross divisional efforts.
Prior to her current Deanship, Claudia founded Hofstra University’s Office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness and she served as the Assistant Dean of Students where she developed managed the behavioral intervention team, redesigned a mentor program geared to support students within high risk and marginalized identities, connecting academic, social and emotional skill interventions in order to impact retention, persistence and completion rates, along with strategic planning and assessment measures to the Division of Student Affairs.
Claudia spent 10 years at the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University, where she held several positions including Director of the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Student Support and Associate Director of Residential Life for Judicial Affairs. Prior to Fordham University, Claudia began her Higher Education journey at Manhattanville College.
Before entering Higher Education fulltime, Claudia was a psychiatric social worker and case manager. Claudia holds a Masters of Social Work from Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service, and completed a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Manhattanville College.
Claudia is originally from Cali, Colombia and resides in Suffolk County, Long Island with her family and friendly English Bulldog, Lola. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Higher Educational Policy Leadership at Hofstra University.