Meet Our Staff

Pathy Leiva

Pathy Leiva

Title: Interim Director of EOP/ACE
Contact: 607 436-3110; pathy.leiva@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Callao, Peru
Alma Mater: Hartwick College (Bachelors); SUNY Oneonta (Masters)

You might be surprised to know: that my name was not supposed to be Pathy but Kathy, someone wrote it wrong. Now it’s Pathy!
I can't imagine life without: my family and wife.
TV shows I would rush home to watch are: many shows on Hulu and Netflix.
The best part of working with Access and Opportunity Programs is: helping students to make sure they work on their academics and for me and the team to figure out everything else to help them have the best college experience.
If I had to survive on just one food, it would be: Peruvian Food! (I know this is a lot of food, I love it!)

Glen Pichardo

Glenn Pichardo

Title: Senior EOP Counselor
Contact: 607 436-3507; glenn.pichardo@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Farmingdale, NY
Alma Mater: SUNY Oneonta (Bachelors); Stony Brook University (Masters); University at Albany (Masters)

I can’t imagine life without: my wife, my dogs (Max and Missy), music, basketball, friends and family.
My greatest influences are: Dr. Martin Luther King, Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Leo Buscaglia
Best part of being a counselor/director: watching students grow and develop into their full potential.
You may be surprised to know: I am a vegetarian
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Colleen Cashman

Colleen Cashman

Title: ACE Counselor
Contact: 607 436-3095; colleen.cashman@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Alma Mater: Binghamton University
Been at Oneonta since: 1999

I can’t imagine life without: my family and listening to music at work!
My favorite season in the northeast is: there’s nothing like the Fall in Upstate New York!
My greatest influence is: no doubt it was my Mom, Joyce!
My favorite quote is: “The longer you hold a grudge, the heavier it gets.”
Best part of being a counselor: building relationships that are based on mutual trust and honesty – giving great big hugs when they walk in or out of my office.

Bryce Wooden

Bryce Wooden

Title: EOP Counselor/Recruiter
Contact: 607 436-3249; bryce.wooden@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Oneonta, NY
Alma Mater: SUNY Brockport
Been at Oneonta since: October 2018

On weekends you can often find me: watching sports.
The film that comes to mind as my favorite is: Space Jam.
You might be surprised to know: I weighed only 3 pounds when I was born.
TV shows I would rush home to watch are: Martin, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Riverdale, Lost, and Outlander.
The best part of being a counselor is: being able to educate, support, and listen to college students on a daily basis is a rewarding feeling that never goes away!

Cheryl Peeters

Cheryl Peeters

Title: Secretary I
Contact: 607 436-2407; cheryl.peeters@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Worcester, NY
Alma Mater: Herkimer Co. Community College
Been with EOP at Oneonta since: February 1984

I can't imagine life without: my children and grandchildren.
TV shows I would rush home to watch are: Big Bang & The Walking Dead!
I admit I'm a big softy when it comes to: babies.
If I had to survive on just one food, it would be: cake with lots of frosting.
My favorite books are: by Stephen King.

Carole Rooney

Carole Rooney

Title: Office Assistant 1
Contact: 607 436-2496; carole.rooney@oneonta.edu
Hometown: Worcester, NY
Alma Mater: Katharine Gibbs School and Central City Business Institute
Been with EOP at Oneonta since: August 1999

On weekends you can often find me: cooking.
I can’t imagine life without: my daughter, family and music.
My favorite seasons in the Northeast are: Spring and Fall.
If I had to survive on just one food, it would be: pasta! Lots of PASTA!!
My greatest influence is: my parents.

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