Student Success

Office of Student Success

122 White Hall
Phone: (315) 223-2555
Fax: (315) 792-3840                                 

General Information About the Office


The single most important ingredient responsible for a student’s success in college is the level to which they become engaged with their experience.  These activities include but are not limited to:

  • Class attendance
  • Participation in academic clubs and social activities
  • Development of new friends
  • Choosing an academic major
  • Initiating conversations with advisors and faculty
  • Early success academically, socially, or in a sport
  • An expressed sense of well being with others and family
With years of experience offering confidential, goal-oriented counseling services, the staff members of Utica College's Office of Student Success are trained to help students address a variety of academic and personal concerns. We are an invaluable resource to help you meet your educational goals.

Whether you are having difficulty choosing a major or need assistance with a personal concern, the staff of the Office of Student Success are here to provide you with direct counseling services or with referrals to off-campus agencies.


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The Office of Student Success Staff

Rich Racioppa, Executive Director for Student Success

Lauryn Davis, Assistant Director of New Student Programs

Brittnee Mexico, Academic Coaching Expert

Frank Percacciante, Academic Coaching Expert

Beth Samuels, Professional Academic Advisor for Health Professions and Education

Nicole R. Cornacchia-Morgan, Assistant Director of Success Coaching

Samantha O'Neil, Success Coach 


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Richard J. Racioppa , M.A.
Executive Director of Student Success
122 Hubbard Hall

(315) 223-2555
(315) 792-3840 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502