Sara Lacagnino is the director of the Title V Grant program called LEAP (Learning Enhanced through Accelerated Paths). This $2.9 million federal-grant-funded program increases the success of first-year students through accelerated developmental Mathematics, English, and English as a Second Language courses. The program provides students with academic advisement, tutoring, career development, and opportunities for leadership. Ms. Lacagnino is inspired by the success of the students in the program. "I have a passion for the work that I do each day because I believe that I am helping our students achieve their dreams. They inspire me each day with their courage, persistence, determination and aspirations to make a difference in their community and in the lives of their families." Ms. Lacagnino has a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and a master’s degree in Education from Seton Hall University. She is enrolled in Seton Hall’s doctoral program in Higher Education Administration as her dissertation is focusing on the value of mentoring on student persistence of first-year Latino students in community colleges.