President's Biography

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Dr. Alison Buckley's tenure as SUNY Ulster President commenced on July 28, 2022. She most recently served as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs for Connecticut State Community Colleges. In this role, she was responsible for establishing the strategic enrollment management direction for the state’s community colleges. Dr. Buckley also led the reform efforts for student affairs to ensure all community college students, regardless of location, have the support and resources needed to be successful.

Prior to joining CSCU, Dr. Buckley served for seven years as the associate vice president of enrollment management at Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia, Maryland. During her tenure, HCC was consistently recognized for best practices in the field of enrollment management and had the strongest enrollment among Maryland’s community colleges. Dr. Buckley also served as the executive director of the offices of admission at the University of Baltimore. She was the managing director of graduate recruitment at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park as well as the director of business development for the executive education division. Prior to moving to Maryland, she worked at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at the American College, Dublin, the Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware County Community College, and Howard Community College.

Dr. Buckley has presented nationally on matters related to enrollment management and performance improvement. She currently serves on the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Institutional Infrastructure and Transformation. In Maryland, she served on the Lieutenant Governor’s task force on two generation poverty and the Governor’s task force for students with disabilities. Dr. Buckley currently serves as a trustee of Randolph College.

Dr. Buckley received her bachelor’s degree from Randolph College, a master’s degree in history and a postgraduate certificate in museum studies from the University of Delaware, an M.Phil. in women’s studies from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, an M.B.A from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park and a doctorate in organizational leadership studies from Northeastern University.





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