It is with great pleasure that the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) announces that under the leadership of Acting Silvia ReyesProvost Charles Drago, Silvia Reyes—in addition to serving as the Director of Special Projects and Students Engagement—has been appointed to serve as the Director of the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP). During her tenure at Hostos, she has served in various roles within Academic Affairs, including in the Hostos Academic Learning Center and as Director of the Title V grant (2015-2020). Reyes has also been involved in various initiatives centered on student engagement and support, including supplemental instruction, coordinated undergraduate education (CUE) initiative, Hostos Reads, Caiman Clues, and first year experiences.
Reyes has myriad achievements and made many contributions to the faculty, students, and staff of the college, including but not limited to:
  • Supporting faculty-student undergraduate research projects.   
  • Facilitating capstone assignment development affecting most of the degree programs.
  • Directing supplemental instruction supporting close to 500 sections since 2015.
  • Influencing developmental education (immersion) workshops and Ability to Benefit (ABT) workshops.
  • Implementing small group interventions for students.
  • Managing summer research seminars for students.
Over the years, Reyes has demonstrated strong leadership skills and a keen understanding of how systems and policies can be integrated in support of student learning. She is currently the Middle States working group co-chair and a member of the curriculum committee, the instructional evaluation committee, and the administrative, educational, and student support (AES) assessment committee. She is also a Hostos Senator and is working towards her doctoral degree at St. John’s University while serving as an adjunct at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.