Freddy García was appointed Presidential Fellow in May 2012. In this Cabinet-level role, he is responsible for a wide range of responsibilities in support of the Office of the President, including coordinating activities between the office and internal and external constituencies; representing the Office of the President at events and meetings at Marist and in the larger community; organizing and implementing special college events and activities; leading special projects and initiatives; and assisting with the effective operation of the office.
Freddy knows the College well and has been making a positive impact here for years. He is a 2009 graduate of Marist, receiving his B.S. in business with a marketing concentration and a double minor in advertising and Spanish. During his four years as an undergraduate, Freddy displayed strong leadership skills and earned the respect of his fellow students, faculty, and administrators. He served as president of Appreciating Races Creating Opportunity (ARCO) and provided key support in the Offices of College Activities and Admissions.
After graduation, Freddy returned to Marist to serve as Assistant Director of Student Financial Services/Graduate and Adult Enrollment and later Assistant Director of Financial Aid. During his time in that office, he became known for his strong work ethic, collegiality, and dedication to Marist students. He has also remained active as the co-founder of Agents of Social Change, a group dedicated to leadership, academic excellence, and community service. He has worked diligently with members of First Year Programs and the Center for Multicultural Affairs/HEOP to continue the success of the group. Freddy currently resides in Poughkeepsie, New York.