Herkimer County Community College has appointed Tiara Mitchell, of Utica, NY, as a specialist in the Advisement Center.
Mitchell received a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration from SUNY Buffalo State College in May 2019. She also has a B.A. in public communication from SUNY Buffalo and an A.A.S. in human services from Mohawk Valley Community College.
While completing her education, Mitchell served as lead resident assistant and as a student assistant for the SUNY Buffalo university police. She gave several presentations on campus addressing the changes in communication styles and helped develop a program in the Living Off Campus programming series to teach students independent living skills. In 2017, she was inducted into the Lambda Phi Eta, the national communication honor society.
In her role as an advisement specialist, Mitchell will assist new and continuing students in planning their program of study, including counseling them on requests to change majors, helping them understand graduation requirements, assisting with scheduling, and more.