New Director of NYGEAR UP

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation is very pleased to announce the appointment of Nona Donovan as the new Director of NYGEAR UP, effective September 10, 2015.

Ms. Donovan is a professional educator who is guided by principles, a passion and a purpose to lead students to educational success and significance. As the Director of NYGEAR UP, Ms. Donovan will be working closely with our NYGEAR UP Sites and State Partners to ensure that NYGEAR UP students receive the services needed to achieve success.

Please join me in welcoming Nona to her new role.  You may contact her via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (914)450-2459. Beginning on September 14th, you may email Nona at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Nona Donovan

Nona Donovan, a life-long educator, has coached students to develop the tools needed to perform successfully in their secondary and postsecondary education for more than 40 years. She began her career as a social studies teacher and served as a Magnet Facilitator before embarking in program design and development, program evaluation and implementation, and grants development, management and administration. Nona has served as a site director for past NYGEAR UP grants and, most recently, as Director for CACG sub-grants with the Yonkers Partners in Education. Ms. Donovan holds a B.A. in History and a M.S. in Education.