Keli-Koran F. Luchey earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education with a concentration in School Counseling from the University at Buffalo.
She also has a M.Ed. in Education Administration from Canisius College, and a M.Ed. in College Counseling & Student Personnel Work, a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A in Women’s Studies also at the University at Buffalo.
She is a certified New York State School Counselor and has worked for over thirteen years as a High School Counselor. She has served as an Educational Consultant for the Mount Olive Development Corporation, Preventionfocus, True Community Development Corporation and the Office for University Preparatory Programs (OUPP) at the University at Buffalo. She was formerly employed as a Senior Admissions Advisor and Assistant Admissions Coordinator for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at the University at Buffalo. In addition to her work in Admissions, she also taught Undergraduate Freshman Seminar courses.
Prior to her position as a Senior Admissions Advisor, Dr. Luchey worked in various capacities for the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP), the Liberty Partnership Program, the Upward Bound Program (all at UB) and the Buffalo Urban League.
She serves on the Board of Directors for the True Community Development Corporation, is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Buffalo Alumnae Chapter), the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). Dr. Luchey is also the Educational Consultant & Life Coach Contributor for the “Chatting 4 Purpose” Radio Show.She previously served as Vice President of the Niagara-Orleans Counseling Association (NOCA), is the former Historian of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated (Buffalo Chapter), and is a former member of the Preventionfocus Adult Advisory Board.
Dr. Luchey has received several awards for her contributions to the community including: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated (Beta Iota Chapter) Educator of the Year Award (1995), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Gamma Kappa Chapter) Appreciation Award (1998), Radio Channel WBLK Professional of the Month Award (September 1998), Who’s Who Among Teachers (2004-05; 2005-06; 2006-07), NY State Senator Antoine Thompson “Educator Award” for Women’s History Month (2007), Mayor Byron Brown, City of Buffalo – Education Award ( 2007), Uncrowned Queen (2008) by the Uncrown Crowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Incorporated and Young Miss Buffalo Scholarship and Enrichment Program (YMBP), Cornerstone Award of Distinction (2010).
For over twenty years, Dr. Luchey has assisted children and adults and considers it an honor and privilege to work with people. It is her goal to instill in every person that she meets the belief that they are all “full of promise” rather than “at-risk”.