STCC Announces Vice President of Academic Affairs
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Geraldine de Berly has been named to serve as vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Springfield Technical Community College, President John B. Cook announced.
De Berly’s hiring comes after an extensive search and comprehensive vetting process. Currently vice provost for Continuing and Professional Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, de Berly begins her new position at STCC on May 1.
De Berly, who holds a Ph.D. in education administration, has worked in higher education for over three decades, serving in roles that include both faculty and administrator.
At New Mexico State University, she was an associate ESL (English as a second language) professor, as well as director of the Center for Intensive Training in English. She also worked for 18 years at Syracuse University, University College, including serving as associate dean for academic affairs and senior associate dean. University College offers degree, certificate, and noncredit courses and serves as the gateway across Syracuse University for part-time students.
As vice provost at UMass Amherst, de Berly managed a budget with over $50 million in revenue. During her time, enrollment expanded 6 percent to exceed 31,000 students. Continuing and Professional Education supported over 1,800 online courses. Since 2016, six new programs were launched under her leadership.
Dr. de Berly brings a unique and entrepreneurial outlook to STCC. In particular, her talents with program development that address community needs speak directly to our mission as a community college.STCC President John B. Cook
In his announcement to the college, President Cook said, “Dr. de Berly brings a unique and entrepreneurial outlook to STCC. In particular, her talents with program development that address community needs speak directly to our mission as a community college.”
Born in Cuba, de Berly is fluent in four languages. She began her higher education journey at Miami Dade Junior College. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a master’s from the University of Essex (England), and her Ph.D. in education administration from New Mexico State University.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,700 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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