Onondaga Community College Names New President
It was announced today that Dr. Casey Crabill (KRAY-bill) will become the 8th President of Onondaga Community College. Dr. Crabill was unanimously selected by the Onondaga Community College Board of Trustees, and approved by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as required by State Education Law. Her term will begin July 1, 2013. She is presently serving as the President at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in Branchburg, New Jersey, where she is completing her seventh academic year.
“Dr. Crabill is a talented administrator with nearly two decades of leadership experience in higher education and a proven ability to connect with students, faculty, and surrounding communities to uplift the colleges she has served,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “I am pleased to join the SUNY Board of Trustees and Onondaga campus in welcoming Dr. Crabill home to New York State and to the SUNY family.”
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Onondaga Community College, I am extremely pleased that our national search for Onondaga’s eighth President has culminated with the appointment of such a substantially experienced, dedicated and accomplished leader as Dr. Casey Crabill,” said Onondaga Board of Trustees Chair Allen J. Naples. “Dr. Crabill’s more than 15 years of experience as a community college president and 25 years in higher education, which began in the SUNY system, will be a tremendous asset to the College, its students, faculty and staff, and our entire community as we advance the institution’s ambitious Strategic Plan. The Board of Trustees is grateful to the search committee and the campus community for their efforts in reaching this very important milestone in College history.”
“I am very excited and honored to be selected to join the outstanding faculty and staff of Onondaga Community College and to serve as its next President. This highly regarded institution plays a central role in ensuring access to higher education, providing a well-prepared workforce, and growing a vibrant community. I look forward to building on its remarkable history,” said Casey Crabill, Ed.D.
Under Dr. Crabill’s leadership, RVCC achieved a number of major accomplishments, including:
- Setting student enrollment records
- Obtaining a $4.6 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to train workers in new career paths
- Earning national awards for its service learning program
Prior to joining RVCC, Dr. Crabill served as president of the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California; as acting president and dean of Learning and Student Development at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Connecticut; and division chair for Academic Development and Learning Support at Dundalk Community College in Dundalk, Maryland.
Dr. Crabill began her career at the State University of New York at Albany. She earned her B.A. in English from Skidmore College; and an M.S. in Teaching English as a Second Language and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the State University of New York at Albany.
Onondaga Interim President Margaret M. “Meg” O’Connell will serve until June 30, 2013. She was appointed by the Board to serve as Interim President last year following the departure of former President Dr. Debbie Sydow, who is now serving as the President of Richard Bland College in Virginia.