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The Equity in Student Recruitment and Retention Task Force (ESRT), a group that operates under the Steinhardt Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action, is composed of Steinhardt community members who seek to advance equity and belonging in student recruitment and retention. The group meets biweekly and is available to partner with departments and programs to strategize on equity-centered recruitment and retention of their students. If you’re interested in joining our group, email us at We welcome students, staff, and faculty and would love to have you!


ESRT Members

John S. Myers

Director, Enrollment Management

Kervin Pillot

Senior Director of Academic Operations

Mary Beth Fenlaw

Associate Director of Marketing

Maria Ramirez

Director of Equity Initiatives

Nija Monet Leocadio

Sr. Graduate Student Engagement Administrator

Nitasha Maindiratta

Digital Marketing and Communications Manager

Thomas Kleinert

Associate Director, Admissions and Recruitment

Ying Lu

Associate Professor