Carrie Cokely will assume her new role as the vice president of academic affairs on July 5.
An Elmira native, she is returning to her New York roots by accepting this leadership role in Alfred. She earned a BA in sociology at Russell Sage College in Troy, then an MA and PhD also in sociology at Syracuse University. Cokely’s professional career started at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC as an assistant professor and she has earned multiple promotions over 15 years of service at Curry College, a private liberal arts school seven miles from downtown Boston, where she currently serves as associate provost.
“I am excited to be joining the Alfred State College community and continuing the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable education to students from all social and economic backgrounds,” stated Cokely. “It was clear to me throughout my conversations with students, faculty, and the leadership that hands-on, experiential learning is the hallmark of an Alfred State College education and I look forward to working with the faculty on ways to build on and enhance these opportunities for our students. I am eager to partner with President Mauro, the team in academic affairs, and the high-performing faculty and staff as we work together to offer outstanding academic programs that prepare in-demand students who can hit the ground running in their careers following graduation.”