ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Ms. Colleen E. Brannan has been selected to serve as the Senior Assistant to the President at the SUNY College at Oneonta, beginning April 26, 2010. Ms. Brannan has been employed at the College since 1985 in several positions, most recently as Assistant Executive Director of Oneonta Auxiliary Services.
Colleen Brannan joined SUNY Oneonta as a residence hall director in 1985 and was appointed as Assistant Dean of Students in 1988. Since 2001, she has worked for Oneonta Auxiliary Services, the not-for-profit corporation that oversees services at the College such as dining, the bookstore, vending, and laundry. With OAS, she served as Special
Projects Assistant, Marketing and Communications Manager, and Assistant Executive Director.
Ms. Brannan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Science degree in Counseling, both from SUNY Oneonta. She served as President of the College's Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2004 to 2006.
As Senior Assistant to the President at SUNY Oneonta, Ms. Brannan will be responsible for building and maintaining ties with businesses, nonprofit agencies, and community organizations; communicating with federal, state, and local officials; serving as liaison to the College Council; acting as the College's Freedom of Information Officer; and representing SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski with on-campus and off-campus groups.
President Kleniewski commented, "We're very pleased to have Colleen serving the College in this new role. We've heard many positive comments from members of the campus community, who praised her 'can-do attitude,' her 'ability to listen,' her thorough knowledge of the campus, and her close ties to the community."
An Oneonta resident, Colleen is married to Alex Brannan, who teaches math and coaches soccer at Oneonta High School. In the community, she serves on the administrative council and as education chair of the Elm Park United Methodist Church.