Wanda Velez

Rev. Wanda Velez was ordained as a minister of the gospel in 2011 by The Gathering Place Global Ministries. She has been employed by Nyack College since 2001, beginning her tenure as the Director of Alumni Relations, followed by her transition in 2003 to work for the Office of Student Development. In 2010, she assumed her current role as Associate Dean of Students on the Rockland County residential campus, where she heads Student Development, a branch of the College that governs all facets of student life, and is a facilitator and mentor for “Woman,” a rites of passage program for female students.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Wanda is a first generation college graduate in her family. She is the loving wife of Rev. Luis Velez, also a graduate of Nyack College. They are the parents of four extraordinary children -- Isaiah, Iza, Jada and Javian.