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Michael C Sachs, MA, JD, CCEP
Education 
& Affiliations 
Professional Service

JD             University of Southern California                                        

MA           Michigan State University                                                          

                    Higher Education Administration 

BA            University of Southern California                                       

Functional Expertise
  • Academic Advising

  • ADA/504/Disability Services

  • Assessment / SLO

  • Budget Management

  • Career Services

  • Clery /Title IX /Campus SaVE

  • Community Standards

  • Compliance

  • Conference Services

  • Counseling

  • Crisis Management

  • Diversity

  • Dining Services

  • Emergency Planning

  • Experiential Education

  • FEMA Certified

  • First Year Programs

  • Food Service

  • Greek Life

  • Health Services

  • Housing and Residential Life

  • International Campus

  • International Education

  • F1 and J1 Visas

  • Judicial Affairs / Conduct

  • Legal Issues

  • Multicultural Affairs

  • Orientation

  • Parent and Alumni Programs

  • Policy Development

  • Public &Private Institutions

  • Recreation Programs

  • Registrar

  • Retention

  • Service Learning Outcomes

  • Strategic Planning

  • Student Activities

  • Study Abroad

  • Unionized Environments

& Achievements
Key Competencies
  • A student-focused leader with over 30 years of higher education experience with proven skills

          and expertise in Diversity, Multiculturalism, Relativism, LGBTQA,           and First Generation

  • Residence life, housing operations, and new building and renovation experience

  • Created conduct offices and multiple codes of conduct

  • Chair of the Student Threat Assessment Team

  • Extensive collaboration with faculty to develop curriculum and co-curricular programming

  • Recognized expert in developing student learning outcomes, creating and implement strategic

         goals, missions, and visions

  • Developed and oversight of multiple multicultural departments and programs

  • Created offices of student conduct, disability services, counseling, and international education

  • Created multiple First Year Experience programs and retention plans

•        Expansive knowledge of U.S. legal and compliance issues in higher           education and developed compliance programs in areas such as  

         Clery, Title IX, ADA, ERP, FERPA, HEOA, Campus SaVE, etc.

  • Created and implemented crisis management and emergency response plans

•        Developed extensive student programming models based on best

          practices linked to institutional goals, mission, student learning  

         outcomes, and academic programs

•       Committed to developing an outstanding staff through ongoing

         professional development, collaboration, respect, and open  

         communication

•       Management and budget oversight of multiple, large-scale, multi-

         million dollar projects

•      Demonstrated ability to manage large multi-leveled and multi-

        campus organizational structures at public and private institutions

        in collective bargaining environments

Career Profile 

Assisistant Vice President and Dean of Students, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, 2016-present

  • Deputy Chief Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Officer with oversight of the following departments and programs:  One Stop (Financial Aid/Registrar) Career Services, Center for Involvement & Leadership, College Now, Community Outreach & Service Learning, Residence Life, Student Relations, and Urban Male Initiative.  Chair of the John Jay Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA,

2013-2016

Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

  • Deputy Chief Student Affairs Officer with oversight of the following departments and programs:  Multicultural Affairs and Diversity, Service Learning, Conference Services, Commuter Services, Campus Ministry, Greek Life, Learning Outcomes Assessment, Operational Assessment, LGBTQ Services, Women’s Center, Food Service, Minors on Campus, and Student Threat Assessment, Title IX Appeals

  • Co-Chair ESU MSCHE Reaccreditation Self-Study Steering Committee; Chair, Compliance Verification Reaccreditation Self-Study Committee 

  • University Service: Chair Hazard Mitigation Committee, Chair of the Student Code of Conduct Review Committee, Chair of the Student Threat Assessment Response Team, Chair of the Emergency Response Training Committee, Chair of the Institutional Assessment Committee, Co-Chair University Assessment Committee, Chair of Felony Admission Committee, International Student Services Committee, Provost’s Academic Affairs Restructuring Committee, President’s Women’s Center Committee, Emergency Response Committee, Summer School Oversight Committee, Enrollment Services Strategic Planning Committee, Provosts Leadership Team, and ESU Policy Advisory Committee, President’s Counsel

  • Created university wide student services assessment committee and meditation center

LIM College, New York, NY,

2008 to 2012

Vice President for Student Affairs and Compliance Officer

  • Chief Student Affairs Officer with oversight of the following departments and programs:  First Year Experience Program (curriculum and oversight), Office of Counseling & Wellness Services (psychological counseling, immunization, and ADA/504 compliance), Office of Academic Advising, Office of Housing & Residence Life, Student Conduct, Office of the Registrar, Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning, Office of Student Life (leadership development, student clubs and organization, community service, recreation, student government, peer mentors, and student programming), International Student Services (F1 and J1 visas), Study Abroad, First Year Experience Curriculum, Community Outreach, Service Learning, Diversity Programming, Student and Parent Orientation, Transfer Services, Veterans’ Services, Retention, Commencement, Conference Services, and Pre-College Programs

  • Compliance Officer: Spearheaded the development of an institutional compliance program

  • Responsible for (jointly and individually): Title IX, emergency response, Clery, FERPA, HEOA, ADA/504 review, enrollment management, retention, assessment, HEOA, crisis management, rebranding, and strategic planning

  • Created the first student affairs / academic affairs collaboration projects integrating student programming into the academic curriculum

  • Increased study abroad programs by 200% and developed safety protocols for all programs

  • Increased non-tuition revenue by $600,000 from summer 2011-2012

  • Created assessment and strategic plans for all areas of student affairs

  • Member of the President’s Senior Cabinet

  • LIM College is a business school that is Middle States and Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited college that offers AAS, AOS, BBA, BPS, MPS, and MBA degrees 

  • Previous Position:  Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY,

2006-2008

Dean of Campus Life

  • Chief Student Affairs Officer, Manhattan Campus, with oversight of the following departments and programs:  First Year Experience  and Orientation (NYIT 101 – College Success Seminar curriculum, convocation, peer leader training, student leadership training), Office of Housing and Residence Life (housing operations, summer conference housing, programming, and securing of new housing opportunities), International Student Services (F-1 and J-1 oversight for Manhattan campus, international student programming and organizations), Office of Counseling & Wellness (counseling, health education, ADA/504 compliance, disability services, student health insurance, and immunization compliance), Office of Student Activities (student leadership development, student activities, student government, recreation, sports, student programming, student clubs and organizations, diversity programming, and greek life

  • Additional areas of responsibilities (jointly and individually):  Institutional compliance, diversity programming, crisis management, emergency response, retention, food service, transportation, assessment, and strategic planning

  • NCAA Institutional Appeals Committee

  • Created the greek life system, student activities office, and disability services office

Cornell University - Weill Medical College and

Acting Director of Housing/Associate Director

Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY,

2000-2006

  • Responsible for capital expansion program to acquire additional properties and upgrade existing residential buildings.  Including the development and opening two major residential towers in Manhattan at a construction cost of approximately $44 million, and the renovation of one high-rise residence hall at a cost of approximately $25 million

  • Property management of campus residences that included luxury high rises for faculty and researchers, apartment-style student housing, walk-up buildings, dormitory-style living facilities, administrative offices, and summer conferences

  • Performed analyses and made recommendations on real estate investments and development opportunities to ensure that housing inventory and policies aligned with research priorities

  • Developed business operations for medical center faculty, staff and student housing properties (more than 1,000 apartment units and more than 20 administrative offices that generate revenue of more than $10 million annually)

  • Initiated and implemented redesign of the organization's database systems and website

  • Created off-campus housing office for faculty and researchers securing approximately 500 rentals per year

  • Oversight of recreation facilities and development of recreation facilities

  • Promoted from assistant director to associate director within one year of hire for achievement of all stated goals, and promoted to acting director upon the recommendation of vacating director of housing

New School University / Mannes College of Music

Director of Student Services and International Student Services

and New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program,

New York, NY, 1997-2000

  • Created and led the Office of Student Services (student activities, orientation, student clubs and organization, recreation, diversity initiatives, and student government) and International Student Services (F-1 visas, programming, and compliance)

  • Liaison between Mannes and the New School University housing office, HEOP, food service, student health center, financial aid, registration, and ESL program

  • Chair of the New School University Disabilities Task Force

Caro & Graifman, PC, Attorneys at Law, New York, NY,

1996-1997

Associate Attorney

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY,

1991-1993

Residence Hall Director

  • Supervised a residential housing program that included the hiring and training of RAs and unionized staff as well as the evaluation of programs, budgets, and administrative staff

  • Created the first judicial board review system within the Cornell Division of Campus Life

  • Chaired the university departmental consolidation team for the Division of Campus Life

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI,

1987-1991

Program Coordinator

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

  •  Peer Evaluator and Federal Compliance Reviewer, 2015 – present

  • Invited workshop presenter on "Direct Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in Student Services "

  • Invited workshop presenter on "Supporting the Student Experience: Using Effective Planning and Resource Allocation to Align Institutional Mission, Goals, and General Education Outcomes in Student Services"

New York State Department of Education

  • Readiness Site Team member, Early Childhood Development Bachelor of Science program, Monroe College, July 2009

  • Readiness Site Team member, Master of Business Administration program, Berkeley College, February 2011

Student Affairs Leader Magazine

  • Advisory Board, 2010-2012

College Student Educators International (ACPA)

  • Board Member, Book and Media Editorial Board, 2011-present

  • International Colloquium Chair, 2010-2012

  • Global Strategic Plan Committee Member, 2011-2012

  • Commission Chair, Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development, 2011- 2012

  • Diamond Honoree Fundraising Lead Advocate, 2012, (goal achieved)

  • Program Review Chair, Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development, 2009-2014

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

  • Senior Student Affairs Officer Think Tank, 2010

  • Program Review Board and Program Reviewer, NASPA International Symposium, 2012-present

International Association of Student Affairs and Services (founding member, IASAS)

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)

Presentations & Workshops 
Referred & Invited
(selected)

Sachs, Michael C. and Rhodes, G. (2009, October). Best practices in study abroad: Health and safety, International webinar, Sponsored by College Student Educators International (ACPA) and Student Affairs Leader Magazine, rebroadcast as “Audience Favorite,” May 20, 2010.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2010, March). Best practices in study abroad: Health and safety.  Presented at College Student Educators International (ACPA) Convention, Boston, MA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2010 & 2011, March).  Money talks: Negotiating your job offer.  Presented at College Student Educators International (ACPA) Convention, Boston MA (2010) and Baltimore, MD (2011).

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2010, June). How students affect college: Understanding the generations.  Plenary presentation presented at Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) Conference, Cooperstown, NY.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2010, July). Conducting an insurance audit: An overview for student affairs professionals. International webinar, Sponsored by College Student Educators International (ACPA) and Student Affairs Leader Magazine.

 

Sachs, Michael C., Kimberly Grieve, Hampton Hopkins, (George McClellan), and Julie Wong. (2011, March). Students on community: What is it, does it matter, and are we in? Presented at Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2011, March). Best practices in study abroad: Health and safety.  Presented at Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2011, March). Colloquium on globalization.  Organizer and presenter at College Student Educators International (ACPA) Pre-Convention Colloquium, Baltimore, MD.

 

Sachs, Michael C. and Wildman, K. (2011, July). Globalization workshop.  Workshop presented at College Student Educators International (ACPA) Summer Executive Leadership Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Sachs, Michael C.  (2012, December) Parliamentary procedure in action.  Workshop presented at Toastmasters International District 46 Leadership Training, New York, NY.

 

Sachs, Michael C.  (2012, February). Vision, mission and goal setting.  Workshop presented at Toastmasters International District 46 Mid-year Leadership Training Institute, New York, NY.

 

Sachs, Michael C. and Denise L. Davidson (2012, March). Moving to the dark side: A primer for student affairs work in for-profit/proprietary colleges and universities.  Presented at College Student Educators International (ACPA) Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Sachs, Michael C.  (2012, April). Assessing learning outcomes within student support services.  Presented at American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C., Judith Lilleston and Daphne Galkin.  (2012, June).  Assessing learning outcomes within student support services.  Presented at Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) Conference, Lake George, NY.

 

Sachs, Michael C.  (2012, October). Marketing to the generations.  Presented at the Museum Stores Association Annual Meeting, Portland, ME.

 

Sachs, Michael C. Study.  (2013, May).  Study abroad & student affairs: Best practices in health and safety.  Presented at Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Student Affairs Conference, Edinboro, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2013, May). Understanding and developing assessment plans in student affairs 101.  Presented at Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Student Affairs Conference, Edinboro, PA

 

Sachs, Michael C.  (2013, November). Study abroad & student affairs: Best practices in health and safety.  Presented at Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Diversity Summit.  Shippensburg, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2015 & 2016, April). Direct Assessment Techniques in Student Affairs and Services.  Invited Presenter at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Institutional Follow-up

Reports and Visits Conference.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2015, September). Direct Assessment Techniques in Student Affairs and Services.  2015 Annual Conference on Learning and Assessment, Drexel University.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2014 & 2015, December). Direct Assessment Techniques in Student Affairs and Services.  Presented at 2014 & 2015 Middle States Commission on Higher Education Annual Conference.  Washington, DC.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2015, September).  Direct Assessment Techniques of Student Learning Outcomes in Student Support Services.  Presented at 2015 Annual Conference on Learning and Assessment, Drexel University.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2015, December).  Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations.  Invited Panelist. Presented at 2015 Middle States Commission on Higher Education Annual Conference.  Washington, DC.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2016, April). Direct Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in Student Services and the Student Experience. Invited full-day workshop presenter.  Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2016, September). Assessment Toolbox: Supercharge the Direct Assessment of Student Services.  Invited half-day pre-conference presenter.  2016 Annual Assessment Conference,  Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2016, December).  Supporting the Student Experience: using effective planning and resource allocation to align institutional mission, goals, and GE outcomes in student services. Invited half-day workshop presenter.  Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Philadelphia, PA.

Publications

Sachs, Michael C. and Cindy Howman (2009).  “Ethics.”  Student affairs and services in higher education: Global foundations, issues, and practices, 2nd edition:  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), pp. 53-57.

 

Van Brunt, B., Sachs, Michael C. (contributor) (2011).  Magna tabletop exercises for threat assessment teams.  Magna Publications [White Paper].

 

(Bauman, M.), Davidson, D. L., Sachs, M. C., & Kotarski, T. L. (2013). Service, comfort, or emotional support?: The evolution of disability law and campus housing.  Journal of College and University Student Housing, 40(1), pp. 142-158.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2013) Assessment in student affairs and services. Guide to Program Development and Assessment.  East Stroudsburg University, pp 16-25.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2013, October) Intersections: Health and safety in study abroad. ACPA Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development Newsletter. 

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2013, November)  Intersections: International students and the Affordable Care Act. ACPA Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development Newsletter.

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2016, August) Higher Education Compliance.  Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Magazine.  Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

Media Activities
  • Coordinated the selection and recruitment of 200 resident assistants

  • Planned recruitment, selection, training, and advisement of area-wide student conduct boards

  • Developed and coordinated all area-wide staff development training

  • Advised Mexican American Student Association, Black Caucus, and LGB Student Union

Sachs, Michael C. and Gary Rhodes. (2009, November 15). Preventing and responding to student conduct issues abroad. Interview in Student Affairs Leader Magazine.  Magna Publications.  37(22), 3. 

 

Sachs, Michael C. (2010, June 15). Student affairs insurance. Interview in Student Affairs Leader Magazine. Magna Publications.  38(12), 3.

 

Sachs, Michael C.  (2012, October 23). Safety in study abroad.  Presenter in a Twitter Chat for College Student Educators International (ACPA), Commission for Administrative Leadership.

& Book Reviews 
Editorial

Program Reviewer, ACPA/NASPA Joint International Convention, 2007

 

Program Reviewer, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) International Conference, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

 

Program Review Board and Program Reviewer, NASPA International Symposium, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Annual Conference, 2012, 2013

 

Book Reviewer, Making Meaning: How Student Affairs Came to Embrace Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Life, by Jenny Small.  College Student Educators International, October 2012

 

Book Reviewer, Accreditation and the Role of the Student Affairs Educator, by Kimberly R. Allen, Becki Elkins, Gavin W. Henning, Laura A. Bayless, and Timothy W. Gordon.   College Student Educators International, September 2013

 

Book Reviewer, Student Affairs for Academic Administrators, by T. Lynn Hogan, October 2013

 

Book Reviewer, Taking Flight! Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, your Relationship...Your Life, by Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert, Pearson Education, Inc., November 2012

 

Book Reviewer, Coordinating Student Affairs Division Assessment, by Kimberly Yousey-Elsener, Erin Bentrim, and Gavin Henning.  College Student Educators International, February 2015

Certifications & Licensures
Continuing Education

Licensed Attorney, New York State

All Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education Certification, FEMA

Management Development Certificate in Supervision, Cornell University

Title IX Certification, Associate of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)

Clery Act / Campus Security Training Certificate, D. Stafford & Associates

The Fundraising School Certificate, Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Richard F. Stevens Institute for Chief Student Affairs Officers (NASPA)

Mental Health First Aid Certification, National Council for Behavioral Health

& Development 
Fundraising

College Student Educators International (ACPA)

  • Diamond Honoree Fundraising Lead Fundraiser, 2012, (goal achieved)

Civic Engagements/Awards 

National Distinguished Service Award, Boy Scouts of America

Founders Award, Boy Scouts of America

Toastmasters International, Distinguished Toastmaster Award

Toastmasters International, Division Governor, District 46, 2012-2013

Toastmasters International, Vice President Education Poconos Toastmasters, 2013-Present

Toastmasters International, President Lexington & Vanderbilt Toastmasters Clubs, 2011-2012

Masonic Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, J. Simpson Africa Lodge, Secretary and Ambassador, 2013-2015

Mason of the Year, J. Simpson Africa Lodge, 2014

Rotary of the Smithfields, 2013-Present

Consulting 

Developing Student Learning Outcomes in Student Services

  • Vaughn College of Aeronautics

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

  • Delaware State University

  • Utica College

  • Hood College

National Association of Retail Buyers (NARB)

  • Scholarship Development Consultant, Tracy Barlow Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2011    

Teaching Experience 

LIM College, New York, NY, 2009-2012

  • Instructor and curriculum developer, First Year Experience Seminar

New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, 2007-2008

  • Instructor and curriculum developer, NYIT 101, College Success Seminar

Taylor Business Institute, New York, NY, 1998-1999

  • Instructor, Undergraduate Business Law

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1988-1991

  • Instructor, Educational Administration 415

Michael C Sachs  -  New York, NY  - Michaelcsachs@gmail.com
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