Dean of Extended Learning
As Dean, I lead the Extended Learning Division at SUNY Oswego, which offers programs and services such as Summer and Winter Sessions, Instructional Design services, Online and Distance Learning Degrees, Evening & Part Time Degrees, Adult & Non Traditional Student Advisement, High School Concurrent Enrollment, English for Academic Purposes, Intensive English, Testing & Proctoring, Veteran & Military Services, Non Credit Professional Development, Contract Training, Youth Programs as well as the SUNY Oswego Metro Center Branch Campus and Phoneix Center ancillary sites and programs and services offered in the Watertown / Fort Drum area.
The Extended Learning Division is all about providing access to higher education at all levels of the educational pipeline (middle-school, high school, traditional, non-traditional aged), to expand horizons and further develop students toward their highest potential. I believe that people never stop learning and that all types of education help to raise the individual, and therefore, society as a whole. As a collaborative partner, the Division works closely with all offices on campus and external partners to assess an educational need, and craft innovative, flexible and responsive ways to promote lifelong learning and continuing education.
Prior to joining SUNY Oswego in 2014, I worked as Dean for Continuing Education and a member of the senior academic leadership team responsible for innovative and community-oriented programs for adult and nontraditional students at SUNY Jefferson Community College and at various industry and higher education positions. I taught business and professional foundations courses at Franklin University and SUNY Jefferson Community College for 11 years.
I hold a Masters in Business Administration from Franklin University and a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies – Interpersonal from SUNY Oswego. As an alum, I have been able to reflect on the college and city of Oswego that I remember. I’m proud to come back and be a part of this special institution, passing on our strong educational tradition and making a difference in students’ lives.