Kathryn Coley, director of communications for has been elected to the board of SUNY Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD).
The board provides professional development and networking opportunities for SUNY professionals in the areas of public relations, alumni relations, publications, electronic communications, development, government relations and marketing.
Coley, a Port Washington resident, joined Farmingdale State College in March of 1979 as an evening college counselor and soon was appointed director of counseling, where she was responsible for academic and career counseling for 14,000 evening students.
Coley has been director of communications since 1993, where she works with academic departments on projects to highlight their achievements and which help to recruit students.
She is part of a team that has secures over 350 press mentions annually including features on ABC News Tonight with Charles Gibson, CNN Sports, USA Today, The New York Times and Newsday. Coley is also past president of the Board of Directors for Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington.
Coley earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland in Baltimore County and an M.S. in Higher Education Administration from John Hopkins University.