Kathy Quirk Named Associate Dean For Instructional Support Services And Retention
CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, August 1, 2001
Hudson Valley Community College President John
L. Buono announced today that Kathy Quirk of Troy has been appointed as
the college's new Associate Dean for Instructional Support Services and
Retention. The position is effective August 27.
Quirk has been at Hudson Valley since 1981,
when she came on board as an adjunct instructor in the English department.
She became an educational learning assistant in the college's Learning
Assistance Center in 1987, and has spent the last two and a half years
as Director of Instructional Support Services.
"Kathy Quirk's track record speaks volumes,"
Buono said. "She has clearly demonstrated that she cares about Hudson Valley
Community College's students and will do whatever she can to make sure
As Director of Instructional Support Services,
Quirk was responsible for instituting college-wide policies for testing,
advisement and academic placement. She also was responsible for the budget
and operations of Hudson Valley's Learning Assistance Center, Computer
Learning Centers, and Placement Testing Office.
In addition to retaining those duties, Quirk's
new position will require her to collaborate with deans, department chairs
and department heads to plan and implement strategies to increase the level
of academic achievement and retention among students; work with the Director
of Planning and Research to maintain institutional retention data and identify
students subject to risk and attrition; and make recommendations for and
monitor college policies on issues related to academic support and retention.
Quirk, who was honored with the 1995 SUNY Chancellor's
Award for Excellence in Professional Service, earned a master's degree
in Educational Psychology from The College of Saint Rose.
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy,
offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions;
Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and
Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University
of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000
students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives
and worker retraining.