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BA, Fordham University
MFA, The New School


Tomasita Ortiz

English Curriculum Developer

Academic Support Services

A published author, a former book editor, and a former marketing and communications specialist, Tomasita Ortiz's interest has always been the written word and how people communicate. Her passion has always been teaching—helping others understand the use of language and how to become confident in expressing oneself.

The opportunity to make a real difference in education is what led Ortiz to Vaughn College. She strongly relates to the student population because she sees her younger self in the faces of Vaughn's students. Coming from a similar background as many Vaughn students, Ortiz serves as an example of succeeding in academics and in business. She hopes to make significant contributions in engaging students so they are ready for the challenges ahead. Whether it's through curriculum development, faculty collaboration, or one-on-one student tutoring, she strives to ultimately produce future generations of thinkers and able communicators by helping  Vaughn students improve their literacy and critical thinking abilities. 



September 15, 2014

US News Names Vaughn First-Tier Regional College

Vaughn Achieves Highest Ranking to Date

August 22, 2014

Vaughn's Mechatronic Engineering Program Receives ABET Accreditation

Bachelor of Science Degree Accredited

August 20, 2014

New Students Welcomed to Campus at Vaughn's Orientation Sessions

More Than 190 New Students in Attendance

July 30, 2014

Vaughn Students Take First and Third Place at LACCEI 2014

Students' Expertise Showcased at International Engineering Meeting

July 07, 2014

Vaughn Students Featured in Queens Chronicle Article

Spotlight Story Highlights Relationship Between Vaughn and Port Authority

June 19, 2014

Vaughn College Featured in NY1 News Spotlight Story

Campus Visit Highlights Relationship Between Vaughn and the Port Authority

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