Meet the ACE Team

Kim Perkins

ACE Director Kim Perkins
Kim is our Director of ACE and has over 20 years of experience in education, with 9 years in higher education. She is responsible for the expansion and administration of our ACE course offerings available to high schools in both New York and PA. She also assists with ACE recruitment efforts as well as completing educational plans for students.


Wendi Hammond

ACE Assistant Wendi Hammond
Wendi is our ACE Assistant and brings with her over 13 years of experience in the education field including elementary, high school and now higher education. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the Director of ACE, maintaining databases for dependent tuition credits, ACE instructors, STEM Academy and ACE student records. She coordinates the approval process for ACE faculty hires and assists in the recruitment of ACE students and prepares educational plans.


Tyre Bush

Director of Academic Pathways Tyre Bush
Tyre is our Director of Academic Pathways and brings with her over 25 years of experience in higher education, primarily in enrollment services (both in New York and Colorado). Tyre is focused on expanding the ACE concurrent enrollment program by including educational planning and matriculation into the program. She also coordinates efforts for our Cornell Prison Education Program and the Elmira Students Achieve and Prepare - After School Program. Additionally, Tyre is responsible for working with businesses on customized training in the following sectors: non-profit, education, retail, and hospitality/tourism.