Center for Excellence & Innovation

Executive Director:

Judith Dinar-Lewis

Phone: 516.572.3573

The Center for Excellence & Innovation (CEI) is Nassau Community College’s headquarters for K-16 grants and partnerships. CEI is dedicated to supporting Long Island youth.  The mission of CEI is to actualize the post-secondary dreams of our students and their families; to expand diversity and equity in non-traditional career fields; to systemically impact the academic environment to bring forth a college going culture and a build a diverse dynamic workforce. 
CEI grant initiatives are generously funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the New York State Education Department.  They provide a wide array of services designed to improve student performance, ensure on-time high school completion, increase the high school graduation rates, and increase the number of students entering college.

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