Our Staff


Mary Schad '14, M.S.Ed. '16, Interim Director, Student Success Center and ERIE21 Lock 3
A proud Le Moyne alumna and Syracuse, N.Y. native, Mary received her B.A. in Communications and English in 2014 and a M.S. in Education with a Higher Education Leadership Certificate in 2016. Mary has served at Le Moyne since 2014 in various capacities, and works primarily with academic advising, retention and persistence, new student orientation, ERIE21 Lock 3, and tutoring and academic support programs.  

Pam Chrysler, Student Success Coach
Pam Chrysler works in the Student Success Center primarily with academic advising, retention and persistence. She also serves as an academic advisor to undeclared major students.    


Beth Scanlon '78, Student Success Coach
Beth Scanlon came to the Student Success Center after working for many years in the LMC Campus Ministry Office.  Beth is a proud Le Moyne alumna with a degree in Sociology from Le Moyne and Social Work from Syracuse University.  Her work in the Success Center is one that involves supporting students as they discern their future.  She lives on campus as a Chaplain in St. Mary’s Hall.  Beth is one of eleven children from Oswego, NY and enjoys spending time with her very large extended family.  Accompaniment or walking along with students is something that Beth is passionate about

Karen OrtegaKaren Ortega, M.S.Ed.'20,  Student Success Coordinator
Karen came to Le Moyne in 2015 and joined the Student Success Center in March 2020. She received her B.B.A. in Marketing from Pace University and an MBA from Chapman University. Karen is also a proud member of Le Moyne’s Class of 2020, earning a M.S. in Education with a concentration in Higher Education. Within the SSC, Karen works primarily with academic advising, retention and persistence, transfer orientation and the Tau Sigma Honor Society.  In her free time, Karen enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.

Deirdre Rocklein, Student Success ERIE21 Coach

Deirdre (she/her/hers) came to the Student Success Center after working at Le Moyne in Campus Life and Leadership in 2014 and again in 2019. Deirdre transferred colleges every year, and fell in love with the values of a Jesuit education after attending the University of Scranton and joining the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in 2015. She graduated with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Stony Brook University in 2011, received an M.S. in Student Affairs Administration from Binghamton University in 2014, and obtained an M.A. in Community Psychology and Social Change from Penn State University in 2020. Deirdre loves seeing students define their own path to success and being active participants in the Le Moyne and Syracuse community. Deirdre resides in the city of Syracuse with her partner, their child, and two dogs. She enjoys working with the ERIE21 team towards addressing inequalities and enacting transformative change on campus and in the city of Syracuse.  

Erin Smith, Student Success ERIE21 Coach

Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Erin Smith is a member of the ERIE21 and Upward Bound staff. Erin graduated with a bachelors of arts in Physics from Syracuse University in 2015. His love of technology and innovation is only rivalled by his love of music. Erin enjoys staying involved in local programs in the Syracuse area, and loves spending time with his family including and their dog Ernie.