Meet the Staff | Diversity and Inclusion | ESF Students
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Meet the Staff

scott blair Scott J. Blair, M.Ed.
Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Coordinator for Institutional Diversity & Inclusion
14 Bray Hall
(315) 470-4921 -

Scott has been a member of the Student Affairs staff at SUNY-ESF since 2008 and currently directs the operation of the division's Student Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Office since August 2015. Blair serves as the primary advocate and support for underrepresented students at ESF along with the delivery of a variety of initiatives to foster an appreciation of diversity on campus. Blair also directs the CONNECTIONS Pre-Orientation program to support in-coming students in their transition from high school to college and serves as advisor to the King's Court Mentor program.. Additionally, Mr. Blair serves as the Coordinator for Institutional Diversity & Inclusion for the College during the 2016-17 academic year. Blair serves on numerous committees at the College and is a 2010 recipient of the SUNY-ESF Undergraduate Student Association Special Recognition Award for service to students.

Prior to this role, Mr. Blair directed the Academic Support Services Office at ESF and its' principal programs such as the Peer Tutoring Program, the Academic Success Center, and academic support for students on academic probation from 2008 until 2015. Blair also led critical elements of the First-Year Experience by directing such programs as the First-Year Advisory Committee, First-Year Student Retreats, academic aspects of First-Year student orientation and the First-Year Student Mentor program.

Scott holds a Master of Education degree in Higher Education-Administration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where he served as a graduate assistant for the Student Support Services Program/TRIO Programs and also with the Office of New Student Programs & Services.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela Scott and his wife Katie reside in Liverpool with their daughter Sydney. Blair also currently serves as head coach of the ESF Men's Basketball team..

Shewa Shwani and Alyssa Lu - Work Study Office Assistants


Kaira Fuentes - Ladies Against Social Stigmas

Now in her second year involved with the Student Diversity and Inclusion Office, Kaira serves as the advisor for the Office's Dorothy Cotton Scholars program, a program to building community and support for ESF's underrepresented female students. During the 2015-16 term, Kaira served as our Office's work study office assistant and provided numerous supports in program development. Because of her involvement and advocacy Kaira was also a member of the inaugural 2016 'Soul Award' . From San Juan, Puerto Rice, Kaira is a Ph.D. student in Environmental and Community Land Planning.

Amelia Hoffman - Rainbow Scholars Advisor

Amelia currently is a member of the Division of Student Affairs as the Coordinator for Academic Success and Community Service Initiatives and is affiliated with our office as the advisor for the Rainbow Scholars program. This program is a support initiative to assist members of the ESF LGBTQ community.