About Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah
Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, executive director of the academic success and persistence has over seventeen years of experience in higher education serving as an accomplished leader in the community. Throughout her career as an advocate for students, she has worked tirelessly to propel people to their purpose through strategic action. Dr. Tara's diversity of experiences include but are not limited to: teaching innovative courses in the sociology and interdisciplinary departments, program implementation for advanced manufacturing industries, service learning, and academic advisement.
Dr. Tara earned her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo's American Studies program specializing in Global Gender Studies (formerly known as Women's Studies) along with an Advanced Certificate in Teaching for Learning Diversity. Her scholarly research has been published in the Journal of College Admissions, Journal of Race and Policy, NACADA Publications, Palgrave, and Southwest Journal of Cultures. She is the co-author of Is College A Lousy Investment?: Negotiating the Hidden Cost of Higher Education. The book discusses how the idea of 'investment' can be expanded from a short-sighted view to engage a broader, more holistic rational for higher education from which students can expect a full return on their investment.
Dr. Tara has participated in several leadership programs but most recently is a gradute of the SUNY Sail Institute Leadership Program. In her spare time, Dr. Tara serves as a mentor in the community and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
I used to play the flute in high school.
Helping students to walk in their passion and purpose.
Never be afraid to ask for help.
Become a life-long learner . . . see and walk in every moment as an opportunity to grow to another level in your purpose.