Helen Matusow-Ayres, Vice President for Student Affairs

Pratt Institute is a dynamic community of creative individuals living and working together. Our students are very serious about their work, but Pratt also provides many exciting opportunities to learn outside of the studio and the classroom. We are fortunate to be located in the greatest city in the world, providing unlimited resources. But students do not need to travel off campus for enrichment. Pratt provides its students with a full array of services, programs, and experiential learning opportunities focused on facilitating and supporting personal development, lifetime learning and success. We offer our students a home from which to venture out into the city at their own pace, with support and encouragement.

I encourage all students to take advantage of all that Pratt has to offer. 

The office of the Vice President and the Senior Student Advocate and Care Coordinator are located in the Main Building Room 008 on the Brooklyn campus. We are here to help you problem solve and take purposeful action. Please visit us virtually or in person, and browse all the options for connection, engagement, support and well-being that the departments of Student Affairs offer.

—Helen Matusow-Ayres, Vice President for Student Affairs

Contact Us

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

Martha Cedarholm
Senior Student Advocate and Care Coordinator
mcedarho@pratt.edu 
718.399.4546

Nadine Shuler
Administrative Assistant
nshuler@pratt.edu
718.636.3639