Our Team

Stephen Ostendorff

Director, Graduate Admissions

Responsibilities: I work with students interested in all of our programs, both on campus and online, as well as with international students as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO).

Why Bank Street: I came to Bank Street because it is very rare to find a college that actually lives its mission the way Bank Street does. Its commitment to progressive education, social justice, and democracy through education is a privilege to be a part of, and is truly one of a kind. I am honored to work with and help such amazing learners to find the right academic programs for themselves and their careers, and love seeing how, armed with their degrees, our graduates make a difference in the lives of children, adults, their schools, and their communities. 

Favorite Place I’ve Traveled: I have traveled internationally and even lived in the Cayman Islands for a while, but I truly enjoy visiting cities across America to watch baseball. I have been to 14 different stadiums in 12 cities so far.

Favorite Local Spot: I really enjoy popping over to Hula Poke on Amsterdam to grab lunch. Amazing sushi burritos.

MSEd in Student Development Practice in Higher Education from St. John’s University, BA in English from Clark University