Meet the Team
The Fast Forward Center is located in the Applied Technology Building, Room 201.
Kelli Ligeikis, Ed.D., P.E., Associate VP and Dean/Outreach & STEM
Kelli currently serves the College as the Associate VP for Outreach and Dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Division. Prior to this, Kelli served as the Chair of the Civil Engineering Technology Department where she has taught for the past 28 years. Kelli has a B.S. from Clarkson University, an M.A. from Binghamton University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Kelli is a licensed Professional Engineer and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006.
Kelli’s primary focus in Fast Forward is to lead her team in providing an organized and efficient process allowing for expanded interactions with local high schools and promoting new avenues for success in concurrent enrollment. Overall, Kelli sees her role as one of promoting P-16 partnerships and creating lifelong learning opportunities for the students she serves. Contact Kelli
Katie McGowan Bucci, Staff Associate/Fast Forward & Early College
Katie coordinates our concurrent enrollment program with area high schools. She is the liaison between the college and high school administrators, instructors, and students. Katie is committed to facilitating effective partnerships to increase opportunity, accessibility, and an equivalent college education to high school students. Katie also coordinates and advises students in the Early College Program, which allows high school students to take courses on campus.
Katie is a prior Fast Forward student herself, as well as an alum of SUNY Broome, Human Services ‘03. She has a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Albany, and an M.A. in Social Science with a concentration in Student Affairs & Diversity from Binghamton University. Katie also serves SUNY Broome as an Adjunct Instructor of Psychology. Contact Katie
Gina Chase, Staff Associate/Fast Forward & Early College
Gina coordinates our concurrent enrollment program with area high schools. She is one of the liaisons between the college and high school administrators, instructors, and students.
Gina has a B.S. in English from SUNY Oneonta (2007), and a M.S. in Student Affairs Administration from Binghamton University (2010). Her background is in Academic Advising, Residence Life and Housing, and Experiential Learning in Higher Education. Contact Gina