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Hudson Valley Community College Names Margaret Geehan of Petersburgh as Dean of Institutional Assessment

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hudson Valley Community College has announced that Petersburgh resident Dr. Margaret Geehan has been named to the new position of dean of institutional assessment.

She has served as dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Science and the School of Health Science at the college for more than seven years.

In her new role, she will oversee the implementation of recommendations recently provided by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which granted the college a full 10-year reaccreditation earlier this year. Geehan also will oversee other ongoing institutional assessment activities.

Geehan, a 2013 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, has been at the college since 1997, beginning as an adjunct instructor in the English department, and later as assistant to the vice president for academic affairs.

She holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in English, both from the University at Albany. She has a bachelor’s in French language and culture from SUNY New Paltz and an associate’s degree in fashion merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

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