Casey O’Brien of Slingerlands, N.Y., has been appointed Assistant Dean of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at Columbia-Greene Community College.
Having previously served as Director of Institutional Effectiveness at C-GCC, O’Brien will oversee the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness in his new role, which provides the campus community with user-friendly data and information to help support data-driven decision making, strategic and master planning, enrollment management, grant development, academic and unit assessment, institutional accreditation, and student success.
He also serves as the college’s representative for the Association of Institutional Research and Planning Officers, and has presented at regional conferences on topics related to assessment, resource allocation, strategic planning, and institutional effectiveness.
O’Brien holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Siena College in Albany, N.Y., a master’s of public health in epidemiology from the University at Albany, and is currently pursuing an Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y.
Prior to his career in higher education, Casey worked at Capital Hills Golf Course in Albany for several years, and was closely involved with the annual LPGA Symetra Tour Golf Event as the volunteer and housing coordinator. Born and raised in Albany, he now lives in Slingerlands with his wife, Sarah.