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Staff


Phyllis A.H. Breland

Interim Director of Diversity & Inclusion
pbreland@hamilton.edu 315-859-4398

Phyllis A.H. Breland, director of Opportunity Programs at Hamilton, is a Class of 1980 Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity (HEOP) graduate of Hamilton College. She received her Masters of Education in Instructional Design in 2003. Her work experience includes program development, marketing, empowerment/assertiveness training, volunteer recruitment, health education, quality assurance, motivational speaking and policy development. She begins her journey with students at the middle school level working on violence prevention, academic preparedness and the art of "dreaming big." She works closely with junior high schools, high schools, churches, community groups and organizations throughout the State of New York in an effort to bring the hope of higher education to all students. Her favorite sayings are "if you are on time, then you are late," and telling her students "I won’t ever ask you to do anything, that I am not willing to help you with."

Phyllis is currently President of the New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program Professional Organization (HEOPPO), and Recording Secretary for the Tri-State Consortium (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). Her affiliations include the YWCA, Mohawk Valley Junior Frontiers, Boys and Girls Club of Mohawk Valley, Underground Café, Young Scholars and she works closely with colleges in the upstate New York region. Active in the Hamilton College community, she has served on several committees, participates in activities in support of increasing ethnic diversity, and enhancing the student's academic experience. She currently sits on Hamilton College's Inclusion Work Group, and is regularly invited to present on issues of time management, and developing individualized learning programs.

Aimee Germain

Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion
agermain@hamilton.edu 315-859-4288

Aimee Germain joined Hamilton's Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Days-Massolo Center in October 2016. A Michigan native, Aimee has also spent time living and working in Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and London. Needless to say, she's still adjusting to the pace of life in Clinton. Prior to relocating to central New York, Aimee worked in various administrative positions at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her experience in university and non-profit administration spans student services, event planning, budget management, admissions, financial aid, and alumni relations. An opportunity program alumna and first-generation college student, Aimee received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Jayla Greene

Graduate Assistant
jgreene@hamilton.edu 315-859-4279

Jayla is a full time graduate student in the Higher Education program at Syracuse University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Cortland. Looking to pursue a career in Student Affairs, Jayla’s experiences through her master’s program, as well as her time at Hamilton have contributed greatly to her growth and interest in the field. She looks forward to spending another year at Hamilton.

Contact Information


Phyllis A.H. Breland

Interim Director, Diversity & Inclusion
315-859-4398 pbreland@hamilton.edu
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