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Seth A. Thompson

Associate Vice President of Student Services and Senior Diversity Officer

Seth Thompson is originally from Syracuse, New York. Seth began working at Tompkins Cortland in 2006, serving as the Director of Multicultural Services. Currently, he serves the college community by ensuring that the mission and values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are being operationalized in the area and services provided. Before joining Tompkins Cortland he served as the Assistant Director of Residence Life, Director of Diversity Life and New Student Orientation at SUNY Canton. Seth holds an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Canton, a Bachelor’s degree in History and Master’s of Science in Education degree from SUNY Potsdam.
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Timothy Thompson

Coordinator of Diversity Education and Support Services

Timothy is originally from the Bronx, N.Y. He comes to Tompkins Cortland Community College with a wide range of experience working with students from underrepresented communities. His past work includes student development initiatives, multicultural workshops and inclusive programming. He is passionate about supporting students, maximizing their academic potential and preparing them for life after college. Timothy is a graduate of Tompkins Cortland CC and SUNY Cortland where he respectively earned an Associate’s and Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sport Management with a concentration in International Sport.
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Deidre Kirkem

Vector Network Associate

Deidre will be supporting a segment of first-year students enrolled in the Success Programs throughout the academic year and the summer institute. Before joining our campus community, Deidre acquired experience working with homeless populations and children in Foster Care. Deidre has a passion for working in Human Services. Deidre is a graduate of SUNY Cortland's psychology program. Having been offered some time away from school, she has decided to begin her MSW journey at Binghamton University to work toward her goal of becoming a therapist.
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Tracey Brunner

Program Coordinator

For Tracey Brunner, Dryden, New York is her hometown.  She is a graduate of Tompkins Cortland CC and SUNY Cortland. Tracey, supports the mission of the office by managing and assisting with the daily operations of the Mentor Program and cross-cultural programs. Tracey also participates and provides direct support for the Diversity Equity Action Council. 
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