Members of the Pratt Institute Community have been deeply moved by the devastating impact of the earthquake in Nepal. Our hearts go out to the millions of people affected by these tragedies. The Student Affairs department wants to offer its support to members of the Pratt community with friends and families in the affected areas. Counselors from the Pratt Health and Counseling Center are available in Willoughby Hall to speak with anyone who needs assistance M-F from 9 AM–5 PM. They can be reached by calling 718.399.4542. International Students with questions or concerns are encouraged to also contact the International Affairs Office at 718.636.3674.

Students are working with members of the Student Affairs Staff and the Community Engagement Board to launch a fundraising effort. Please watch for more details in the near future.

If you want to help, you can visit the following websites for more information or to make a personal donation:

International Red Cross
AmeriCares
Save The Children
Care International


The Student Affairs division includes the Office of the Vice President and the departments of:

The Office of the Vice President is located in the lower level of Main Building, room 008. It is a good place to visit if you have questions. We are experts at guiding you through what may sometimes feel like a maze!

Helen Matusow-Ayres
Title: Vice President for Student Affairs
Email: hmayres@pratt.edu

Grace Kendall
Title: Director of Special Projects/Asst to VP Student Affairs
Email: gkendall@pratt.edu
Phone: 718.636.3722

Nadine Shuler
Title: Administrative Assistant
Email: nshuler@pratt.edu
Phone: 718.636.3639

As a partner in the academic enterprise, the Student Affairs Division:

  • provides programs and services that promote student personal and professional development
  • fosters a campus environment that is conducive to student learning
  • advocates for and supports students as they meet the challenges of the Pratt experience
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