SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Casey Crabill as Officer in Charge of the College

The SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Casey Crabill as Officer in Charge of SUNY Sullivan, effective July 21. Dr. Crabill was most recently President of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY, retiring in 2022 after nine years in the role and more than 25 years as a community college President in four states.

“I’m looking forward to working with the outstanding faculty and staff at SUNY Sullivan through this transitional year as they continue to serve the individuals and businesses of Sullivan County,” said Dr. Crabill. “I’m grateful to the Board of Trustees for the opportunity.”

“The Board of Trustees welcomes Dr. Crabill to SUNY Sullivan and looks forward to working with her and learning from her experiences,” said Board of Trustees Chair Nancy Hackett.

Dr. Crabill will continue as Officer in Charge until a formal search for a new President is conducted. She succeeds Dr. Ellen Galligan, who returns to her role as a member of SUNY Sullivan’s Board of Trustees, effective July 21. The board extended its gratitude to Galligan for serving as Interim Officer in Charge.

About Dr. Casey Crabill

Dr. Casey Crabill served as Onondaga Community College’s eighth President, beginning in 2013 and retiring in 2022. Her accomplishments there included enhancing partnerships with K-12 districts leading to better alignment; implementing an extensive array of workforce preparation programs in conjunction with regional employers; receiving multiple federal grants, including a $4 million dollar Title III grant focused on student success; conducting a multi-year campus reorganization to increase student retention and completion; and overseeing more than $40 million in campus redevelopment. 

Prior to joining Onondaga Community College, Dr. Crabill served from 2006 to 2013 as president of Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey, where her accomplishments included setting record student enrollment; 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; becoming the first community college in the country to sign an environmental stewardship agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; being selected as of one of 30 community colleges nationwide for the Achieving the Dream 2011 Cohort; and adding several new academic degree and certificate programs.

She has also served as president of the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California from 1999 to 2006; 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 received her BA in English from Skidmore College and an MS in Teaching English as a Second Language and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the State University of New York at Albany.

About SUNY Sullivan

SUNY Sullivan is the leader of innovative higher education and a catalyst for workforce development throughout the Sullivan Catskills and beyond. Our diverse community cultivates personal growth and professional advancement, preparing students for success in a sustainable and interconnected world. A forward-looking, top-tier community college in New York, SUNY Sullivan offers over 40 degree programs, certificates, and microcredentials for learners at all levels of their educational goals. We value critical inquiry and creativity while supporting our students in a culture of inclusion and respect.


July 25, 2023

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