Meet Your Advisor

Partnership Advisors provide educational advisement to NYS CSEA-represented employees. This includes educational advice, career counseling, referrals, and other resources to support you in your educational journey. The Partnership's Educational Advisement Services are here to help you get the most out of your education. Your success is our success.

Meet Your Advisor Jeff Thomas


Jeff recently joined the Partnership advisement team. For the past nine years, Jeff worked with students at Saint Paul College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. There, he oversaw student tutors at the school's Tutoring Center, and enjoyed advising a diverse group of students on their studies. He looks forward to applying his professional and educational experiences to the NYS & CSEA Partnership.

Favorite Quote:

"Upon the subject of education... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in." - Abraham Lincoln

Meet Your Advisor Maribeth Gunner


Maribeth earned both her BA degree in Sociology and her MS degree in Education from The College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. Prior to her joining the NYS & CSEA Partnership, Maribeth worked in various roles in higher education and has extensive experience in both academic advisement and career counseling. Maribeth also developed and taught courses in career planning, job search skills, and college orientation for adult students.

Favorite Quote:

"Whatever you are - be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln

For more information about our Educational Advisement Services please contact a Partnership Advisor at 518-486-7814 or 800-253-4332 or email

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Updated: April 1, 2020