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Meet Your Partnership Advisors

Educational Advisement Services Meet Your Partnership Advisors

Meet Your Advisors

Partnership Advisors provide educational advisement to CSEA-represented NYS employees. This includes educational advice, career advisement, 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.

Jeff Thomas - Program Advisor

Jeff Thomas

Jeff has been advising CSEA-represented NYS employees at the Partnership since the spring of 2020. Prior to that, he worked at Saint Paul College where he oversaw the student tutors and enjoyed advising a diverse group of students on their studies. Jeff enjoys being able to use those experiences in higher education to assist employees in their endeavors to further their career and education. 

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

Maribeth Gunner - Coordinator of Advisement Services

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