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About the Office of Pre-College Programs

For more than 60 years, Syracuse University Office of Pre-College Programs has been providing high school students with the opportunity to explore potential college majors and careers in its renowned pre-college programs. Students not only learn what it’s like to be a college student, but they leave the program feeling confident, enthusiastic and ready for college.

Get to Know Us

The Office of Pre-College Programs team is comprised of dedicated and caring professionals who are devoted to making all pre-college programs and courses run smoothly and effectively for students, faculty and staff. Year-round, programs are administered by the Office of Pre-College Programs staff with help from many offices and departments across the University.

Please don’t hesitate to call and leave a message at 315.443.5000 or e-mail us at precollege@syr.edu with any questions and/or concerns.

Chris Cofer, Executive Director of the Office of Pre-College Programs

Christopher Cofer, Executive Director

Cofer manages the overall direction of Office of Pre-College Programs in collaboration with leadership from Syracuse University schools and colleges. He also supervises course development, enrollment management, and marketing and recruitment.

Cofer has been working in the pre-college space for more than 25 years.  He specializes in working with faculty to create immersive, experiential and transformational courses. He joined Syracuse University in April 2007. Cofer was acknowledged as the 2018 New York ACT College and Career Readiness Postsecondary Champion for his dedication to assisting underrepresented and underserved students in navigating their future educational and professional career. He earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and American literature from Northern Arizona University in 1996, and a master’s degree in outdoor and environmental education from SUNY Cortland in 2002.

Christine Signy, Pre-College Program Specialist

Christine Signy, Assistant Director of Enrollment & Student Services

Christine’s responsibilities include application processing, enrollment management, and working with parents regarding student accounts. She also supports faculty with course development and delivery.

Originally from Portsmouth, England, Christine worked for Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) for 15 years before joining Summer College in April 2020. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in information management and technology with a minor in global enterprise from Syracuse University in 2015. In 2017, Christine earned a master’s degree in instructional design, development, and evaluation from Syracuse University. She is a member of the Syracuse Alumni board and the Hendrick Chapel Quilters.

Aprille Logan Pre-College Office Coordinator

Aprille Logan, Enrollment Management Coordinator

Aprille joined the Summer College team in March 2019. She responds to phone calls and email inquiries, processes applications and forms, and maintains internal databases.

Aprille graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a bachelor’s degree  in psychology. She was a UPK (Universal Prekindergarten) teacher and later the director of Childtime Children’s Center in Syracuse. Aprille currently runs a small health and wellness business in addition to working at Summer College.

Olivia Semsel, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Olivia joined the pre-college team in November 2021. Her responsibilities include planning social media content, designing a variety of marketing content, updating and maintaining the website, and researching potential avenues to reach new students all over the country.

Olivia graduated from The Farmer School of Business at Miami University in 2019, with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. While at Miami, Olivia worked on campus as an RA for several years, launching her love for working with students to improve their college experience. She also pursued her passion for the arts in college and continues to perform with local theatres in Syracuse.

Jaime Jimenez, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Jaime joined the pre-college team in April 2022. His responsibilities include planning social media content, designing a variety of marketing content, updating, and maintaining the website, and researching potential avenues to reach new students all over the country.

Jaime graduated from The Coykendall School of Communication at SUNY New Paltz in 2021, with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. While at New Paltz, Jaime was involved in a variety of student ran clubs and organizations. From various business clubs, the school newspaper, and a proud member of Greek life, Jaime enjoyed his final two years of Undergraduates as a New Paltz student. Before his time there, he studied at Keuka College, he began his college career by joining the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success as well as working for the men’s basketball team. Jaime also works as a freelance website designer and social media manager that specializes in the athletic, technology, and entertainment industries. Jaime looks to continue his education by pursuing a master’s degree at Syracuse University in the fall of 2022.


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