In June, the College of Westchester welcomed Carrie Ann Phelps, the new Assistant Dean of Student Services.

Carrie originally grew up in Vestal, NY, outside of Binghamton, and now lives in Brooklyn. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from SUNY Brockport, a Master’s Degree in Secondary School Counseling, and a Master’s Degree in Secondary School Administration from the University of Scranton. Currently she is working on a Doctoral Degree as a student in the EdD program in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University, a hybrid program where she takes classes online most of the time and travels to Los Angeles twice a semester. She feels it helps her relate better to our online students!


Carrie’s last job was at New York University where she began as a financial aid counselor before being promoted to manager, and then finally asked to oversee student financial services. Carrie tries to find time to read for fun; she enjoys Stephen King books and watching sports when she can, especially the NY Rangers.


When asked about her experience so far at CW, Carrie says, “I’ve really been enjoying my time here. Even though it has only been a few months, everyone has been very welcoming and friendly. I see the CW Way in action all the time.”


She adds, “I’m also finding the online division to be such a great option we offer. Online degree options just work better for some students, for a variety of reasons. CW and the students benefit from the additional flexibility we offer, and I see that concern for our student success in every area of the online division. I think we’re all seeing the rise in online coursework and I am proud to be a part of the College’s efforts in this area.”