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College Leadership & Vision

SUNY Schenectady County Community College is an environment where dreams are developed. It is a place committed to being a visionary leader in learning and in providing opportunity. The College is focused on a Mission and Vision that combines education with our desire need for workforce training and development. Thus, the College has formed the following Mission and Vision Statements through our Strategic Plan from 2021-2026, “Many Voices, One Call.”

  • Mission Statement: Driven to empower every student in their pursuit of lifelong success.
  • Vision Statement: To inspire every student’s success through equitable practices, innovative education, and community engagement.  

To promote the work of the College and ensure the educational community joins in implementing our Mission and Vision Statement, the President has formed a diversified leadership team. The President’s Council includes nine members that frequently meet with the College President to review, discuss, and plan strategic initiatives for the College.

President’s Council

Headshot of Dr. Steady Moono Dr. Steady H. Moono


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Headshot of Dr. David ClicknerDr. David Clickner

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Planning






Headshot of Stephen FragaleStephen Fragale

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Mr. Fragale is the current Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. He previously served the College for twenty-two years in various capacities beginning as Counselor before transitioning into administration as Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Acting Vice President of Student Affairs, and Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success. Mr. Fragale most recently worked with Schenectady Community Action Program working on housing and employment issues with previously incarcerated County residents. He will oversee and provide leadership in Financial Aid, Code of Conduct, Student Government Association and Clubs, Veteran Services, Athletics, Wellness and Support Services, Counseling, ADA Transition Services, COVID Testing Protocols, International Students, and Immunizations. 


Headshot of Jaimee KingJaimee King

Executive Director of the SUNY College and Career Outreach Center

Ms. Jaimee King is the Executive Director of the Schenectady College and Career Outreach Center (SCCOC), at SUNY Schenectady. She oversees the planning, development, administration, and assessment of the SCCOC. She works collaboratively with the SCCOC staff and community agencies to provide preparation, referral and advisement services to residents who are looking to connect to pathways of education, employment, and career and technical training opportunities 

Ms. King began her career at the SCCOC in 2014 as the Associate Executive Director. Prior to her position with the SCCOC, she served in higher education positions at the University at Albany and at St. Johns University. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Childhood Education and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Arts, both from St. John’s University. She also holds a Certificate in Special Education from the College of St. Rose.


Headshot of Paula OhlhousPaula Ohlhous

Executive Director for Human Resources

Ms. Ohlhous is the Executive Director for Human Resources. She began her career at the College in 2007 as the Coordinator of the Annual Fund and Business Gifts in the Office of Planning and Development. In 2009, she became the Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, and in May 2014 was promoted to Chief of Staff while serving as the liaison to the College’s Board of Trustees through 2021.

Ms. Ohlhous holds an Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management and a M.A. in Community and Economic Development from SUNY Empire, a B.S. in Business Administration from the College of Saint Rose, and an A.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Schenectady.

From October 2012 through May 2014 she served as President of the Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties. She is very active in her community and has served on various boards such as the YWCA of NENY, Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee for the Women’s Ministry at Princetown Evangelical Church, and YMCA Duanesburg Advisory Council.


Headshot of Patrick RyanPatrick C. Ryan

Vice President of Administration

As Vice President for Administration, Patrick C. Ryan oversees the College’s budget, financial services, buildings and capital projects, security and human resources. Prior to becoming Vice President of Administration in 2017, Mr. Ryan served a variety of leadership positions at SUNY System Administration and at two campuses within the State University of New York. Mr. Ryan holds a Master's of Business Administration from SUNY New Paltz and a Bachelor's of Arts degree from John Carroll University.  


Headshot of Dr. Hamin ShabazzDr. Hamin Shabazz

Chief of Staff

Dr. Hamin Shabazz is the Chief of Staff at SUNY Schenectady County Community College. Dr. Shabazz is a 2019 and 2015 Fulbright Scholar who has had the opportunity to familiarize himself with program and curriculum designs, organizational structures, quality assurance procedures, and credit and degree expectations in Indian and South African higher education.

Over the span of his career, Dr. Shabazz has served as Dean for the Division of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law at SUNY Schenectady County Community College, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Ill.; Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas; Department Chair for Criminal Justice at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Md.; Assistant Professor at Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga.; Associate Professor at Stevenson University; and Tenured Professor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice at Sul Ross State University.

Dr. Shabazz has provided expert commentary on syndicated radio and television programs addressing issues dealing with law enforcement, and has been dubbed a “resident Criminal Justice guru” by WBAL TV in Baltimore, Md. He also appeared before the Maryland Commission on Public Safety and Policing Workgroup providing testimony about the psychological re-testing of police officers in the state of Maryland.

Dr. Shabazz holds his Doctorate of Public Administration (Administration of Justice) from the University of Baltimore; Masters of Public Administration, (Administration of Justice) from the University of Michigan; and Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Arts and Science degrees in Criminal Justice from Widener University.


Jeff Snow's headshotJeff Snow

Chief Information Officer

As the Chief Information Officer, Jeff Snow is responsible for leading all technical development and operations of the Information Technology department including strategic planning, budgeting, governance, institutional compliance, IT security management, and enterprise resource planning services.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Snow served a variety of leadership positions for other organizations including as an Air Traffic Controller in the United States Air Force, Non-Profits, Higher Education, and K-12 public school. Mr. Snow holds a Master of Science in Education from SUNY Oswego, a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and holds NYS permanent teacher certification in Computer Science, Mathematics and Business.  


Karen Tanski's headshotKaren J. Tanski

Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Ms. Tanski joined the College in 2021 as the Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations. She provides strategic leadership and creative direction for the development and implementation of the College’s marketing, branding, and advertising campaigns. She is also the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the College, managing media relations and content development, while acting as the liaison to SUNY for campus communications. She manages a marketing staff that is responsible for the College website, social media, communications, and publications.

Prior to joining SUNY Schenectady, she was the Sr. Director of Marketing and Creative Services at SUNY Empire State College, as well as both a National Marketing Manager and the Northeast Regional Business Marketing Manager for Sprint. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Clarkson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam College.


Sarah Wilson-Sparrow's headshotSarah Wilson-Sparrow

Vice President of Workforce Development & Community Education
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Sarah Wilson-Sparrow is the Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Education, overseeing all workforce, community education, and healthcare programming, as well as healthcare apprenticeship. Prior to this, Sarah served as the Project Director of SUNY Apprenticeship as Healthcare Lead, Project Coordinator in Partnership Development at SUNY Empire State College, and as Program Coordinator specializing in industry driven program development in the areas of Craft Brewing/Distilling, Advanced Manufacturing, IT Software Development, and Horticulture and Emergency Medical Technician at SUNY Schenectady. She holds an M.A. in Adult Learning from SUNY Empire State College, a B.A. in English Literature from Skidmore College and an A.A. from Fulton-Montgomery Community College.