R. Lizzie Wahab
Vice President, Marketing and Enrollment Management

R. Lizzie Wahab

Lizzie Wahab joined The Sage Colleges in 2017, after serving as Associate Vice President at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. Ms. Wahab has worked in the American higher education leadership arena for over 16 years, and has experienced firsthand the truth that a strong education is the true leveler for all backgrounds. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Wesleyan College, the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. She completed her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the State University of New York, Buffalo and worked as a research scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Institute before transitioning to academic administration.

Since that time, Ms. Wahab has held leadership roles in enrollment management, marketing, financial aid, academic services and international programs at Immaculata University, Rosemont College, William Peace University and Wesleyan College. During her last tenure, the university enjoyed four years of strong and sustainable “first-generation” and international enrollment, advancing the institution’s academic profile. Ms. Wahab brings The Sage Colleges enthusiastic and forward-thinking leadership to advance the institution’s academic and social mission.

First-Year Admission

Sarah Barrett, SGS ’17
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-1750

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Sarah graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a BA in English/Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Women’s Studies. She is recently graduated from the Professional School Counseling program at Sage Graduate School. She has been working at Sage since 2013 and assists first time freshman students from Schenectady County, the North Country, central and western New York. From North Attleboro, MA, Sarah moved to the Capital Region in 2010 after serving 2 years as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Bridgewater State University. It was her VISTA position that sparked her passion for working with young adults in higher education! In her free time, she loves reading, spending time with friends and family and being outdoors.

Jonathan Ferguson, SGS ’17
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-1750

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Jonathan graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Public Justice and Forensic Science. Originally from Bayside, NY, Jonathan moved to Albany in 2015 after completing an internship at Gracie Square Psychiatric Hospital in New York City.  He is recently graduated from the Forensic Mental Health program at the Sage Graduate School. Jonathan started working in the Graduate Admissions office in the fall of 2015 where he helped graduate students navigate through the application process.

Rachel Kahn
Associate Director Graduate and Professional Studies

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-1730

Rachel Kahn

Rachel grew up in Albany, NY and has always had a passion for education and helping others. Once she graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor of Arts in History Education, she began teaching in the public school system. After a couple of years, Rachel felt called to higher education and began her journey with The Sage Colleges working in the Financial Aid office. Since then, Rachel has worked in various capacities within the Student Services department before moving to the Admissions team. Rachel is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. As the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission, Rachel enjoys working with college-bound students to get them excited about all that The Sage Colleges has to offer! In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband hiking and kayaking, as well as cooking, singing and acting. Sage is such a special place because of the small class sizes and outgoing faculty. Sage is truly invested in student success!

Amanda Millier
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

Email: [email protected]
Phone:  518-244-2217

Amanda Millier

Amanda grew up in Otisco, NY in the Finger Lakes region. She attended SUNY Oswego where she completed a B.A. in Communication and Social Interaction. Venturing away from life in Central New York, she came to Sage as the Visit Coordinator of the Russell Sage Campus in September 2015 and has transitioned to the role of Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission, working closely with high school students and international applicants.  Her territory includes the Hudson Valley Region of New York State and New Jersey.  She is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Sage Graduate Schools. She loves spending time reading, hiking, kayaking, and hot yoga.

Julianna Reilly, SCA ’16
Sage College of Albany Visit Coordinator

Email: [email protected]
Phone:  518-292-1730

Julianna Reilly

Julianna hails from the Capital District, and will graduate from SCA this December 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Law & Society; Psychology and Criminal Justice. She aspires to one day work within the Law Enforcement Field to better understand Offender Behavior and Motivation. She previously worked as the Head Student Ambassador and Assistant to the Transfer Department within the Albany Admissions Office, and is an active member of “It’s On Us”. She was the first student from SCA to be inducted into the Psi Chi Honor Society, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi as well. She enjoys frequenting the movies, reading and origami.

Colin Burton, SCA ’16
Russell Sage College Visit Coordinator

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-244-2217

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A Capital Region native, Colin hails from Saratoga Springs, NY. He arrived at Sage as a transfer student in January 2014, and completed his B.A. in History in 2016. Academically, Colin’s goal is to further is education and earn his PhD in History. Colin loves the fun and friendly atmosphere of Sage, and thoroughly enjoys working with prospective students and their families. In his free time, Colin enjoys reading, studying German, biking, and golfing.

Transfer Admission

Kathryn Aviza, SGS ’16
Director of Transfer Admission

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-1928

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Kat began her journey at Sage as a student in the School Counseling Program Fall of 2013.  Native to Long Island, she moved upstate to pursue higher education. She has a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Delaware and a Masters Degree in Professional School Counseling from The Sage Colleges. She is currently the  Director of Transfer Admission and thoroughly enjoys working with Transfer students to assist them in the College Admissions Process. She enjoy helping make connections for students. In her free time she enjoys spending time with the Aviza family,  friends, mindfulness and Zumba! She loves working for Sage because of the community; the faculty and staff care about each student as an individual. The small class sizes are ideal for students to be successful!

Erin Menzer, RSC ’10
Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-244-4565

Erin first joined the Sage community in 2006 as  a student at Russell Sage College in Troy.  She was actively involved in many student organizations on campus including Student Government, The Sagettes, Sage Circle and the Business Club. She also worked in the Office of Admission from 2007-2010 as a student ambassador. She graduated in 2010 with her BS in Business and Organization Management. While living out of state, Erin also completed her MBA through Kaplan University in 2014.  Erin has always had a passion for working in admission and higher education, and is excited to back in the Sage community working with transfer students.

Graduate and Adult Admission

 

Michael Jones, SGS ’10
Senior Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Studies

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-8615

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Mike graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s degree in History. He then received his Master’s degree in Professional School Counseling from Sage Graduate School, where he began his professional career in higher education. Mike works primarily online programs and has also become involved in developing corporate relationships between businesses in the Capital Region and The Sage Colleges. Mike enjoys playing basketball, golfing, and hanging out with friends in his free time.

 

Jennifer Yager
Graduate and Adult Admission Visit Coordinator

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-292-8615

Jennifer Yager

Jen is thrilled to join the Graduate Admissions Team at The Sage Colleges as she has been looking to begin a career in Admissions/Higher Education Leadership. She has been working in education for the past 16 years, teaching in school districts that include Niskayuna, Gloversville, Scotia-Glenville, and Mohonasen (her Alma Mater!)  Although she has her master’s in Childhood Ed., she has been fortunate to work with students in grades K-12, as she taught Summer School Spanish at Mohonasen for two years and coached cheerleading at Gloversville High School. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, reading, and spending time with her family.  She is the mother of two wonderful boys. Her husband, Kris, also works in education as a Speech Pathologist.

Admission Processing

James Biegner

James Biegner

Director of Enrollment Processing and Operations

[email protected]
518-292-8647

 

Neidy Hammer

Neidy Hammer
Coordinator of Admission Information Systems

[email protected]
518-292-1939