Dr. Cantarella is the author of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide. The book is written to students as a tool they can use throughout their college experience navigating the institutional shoals they may not even envision. The book has been called an invaluable resource by both administrators and students.
Marcia Y. Cantarella, PhD has a track record of leadership from corporate to a diverse array of educational institutions, having been an executive at Avon Products in marketing to a senior administrator and Dean at NYU, Princeton, MCNY and Hunter College. She comes from a long legacy of leaders and educators as the daughter of Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young. She is a frequent blogger for Huffington Post and other sites and serves on many education related boards and committees including Eagle Academy Schools for Boys and The READ Alliance. Her consulting has ranged from continued leadership of the Hunter College Black Male Initiative, to the launch of a Civic Engagement Initiative at Kingsborough Community College and the creation of an innovative diversity program for the advertising industry’s One Club for Art and Copy.
I do this work because I believe that strong leadership, clear information and great resources will result in higher access to college and students who succeed.