Chris Rosa serves as the City University of New York’s University Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. He joined the CUNY Office of Student Affairs in July 2004 after 11 years of student affairs experience at his alma mater, Queens College. While at Queens, Chris served as its Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, as Director of its Student Support Services Program, as its 504/ADA Compliance Officer, as its Affirmative Action Officer, and as a Student Disciplinary Officer.
Chris has served as Chair of the CUNY Committee on Student Disability Issues (COSDI), the U.S. President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities’ Executive Committee, as Vice Chair of the New York State Independent Living Council, and as a member of the National Board of Directors of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Chris earned his B.A. in Sociology & Philosophy from Queens College in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2001, with a dissertation entitled “Disability Rites: Constructing American Disability Culture”. A published disability studies scholar, he serves as a faculty member for CUNY’s Graduate Program in Disability Studies and has served as the Co-Executive Officer of the Society for Disability Studies.
Dana Trimboli is the Senior Director for Student Affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY with responsibility for the Divisional Wellness & Resource areas that support holistic student development. In this capacity she provides leadership to the Children’s Center, Women’s Center for Gender Justice, Military & Veteran Services, and the newly developed Wellness Center. The Center includes the full integration of Health, Counseling, and Accessibility Services, as well as a Single Stop benefits center and food bank. Dana serves as the Region II Parent and Family Relations NASPA Knowledge Community representative. She is passionate about the needs of low income students and their families, but most importantly connecting them with resources to enhance retention and graduation rates.
Anyelina Diaz has an undergraduate degree in History and received her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Counseling from Rider University. Anyelina serves as a Disability Resource Specialist for the Disability Resource Center at Montclair State University. Previously, Anyelina worked at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for four-and-a-half years. She also served as the Assistant Director for Disability Services at the Wellness Center and was Resident Hall Director and Complex Director for several years. Anyelina is the current Region II representative of the Disability Knowledge Community for National Association for Student Personnel Administrators.