Chris Valentino

Chris Valentino

Chris Valentino

Degree: B.A., Communications –Media Studies

Job Title: Assistant Director of Recruitment

Recruiting Territory: Arizona, California, Central NY, Colorado, Finger Lakes, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, Western NY.

In-house specialties: Recruitment planning, Admissions liaison to the Macaulay, Admissions liaison to the Athletic department, and host of the Holiday karaoke party.

Favorite spot on campus: The Gym. I love to watch our teams dominate!

Favorite place to eat near campus: Chipotle.

Why choose John Jay College: Living and studying in the best city in the world. How can you not choose it?

Hindsight tip: When visiting colleges look at the surrounding areas of the school.

If you could have coffee with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why? Neil Patrick Harris because he’s legen…wait for it... dary!

Favorite quote: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Favorite invention: The DVR

When I am not at work, I am: Screaming at the Nets, Mets, Giants, Rangers, and Cyclones.

How did I get into higher education? I realized that it’s a perfect place to help people and change lives.

What would I be if I wasn’t an admissions counselor? I would be a radio personality or a standup comedian.

Best advice I ever received: Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

If you have any questions about John Jay College, please feel free to contact me at