Meet the ACE Team

Kim PerkinsKim Perkins is the Director of ACE and has more than 20 years of experience in education, with 13 years in higher education. She is responsible for the expansion and administration of the ACE course offerings available to high schools in New York and Pennsylvania. She assists with ACE recruitment efforts as well as completing educational plans for students.

Wendi HammondWendi Hammond is the ACE Assistant and brings with her more than 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 BushTyre Bush is the Senior Director of Academic Pathways and brings with her more than 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. Tyre is responsible for working with businesses on customized training in the following sectors: non-profit, education, retail, and hospitality/tourism.