College Names New Vice President

Jerald WoolfolkJerald Woolfolk is the new vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, effective Jan. 1. She succeeds Joseph Grant who retired in 2012.

Woolfolk oversees admissions, financial aid, auxiliary services, residence life and housing, student conduct and compliance, Mary Walker Health Center and the counseling center, campus life, athletics, student advisement, orientation and career services.

Woolfolk had been vice president for student affairs, enrollment management and diversity at Mississippi Valley State University since 2011 and was previously vice president for student affairs at CUNY’s College of Staten Island.

“Across 25 years in higher education administration at three institutions, Dr. Woolfolk has built a record as a strategic innovator in student affairs who sets clear and high goals and provides the leadership to achieve them,” President Deborah F. Stanley said. “We are delighted to welcome her to SUNY Oswego.”

Woolfolk is active nationally in her field. She is an accreditation evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Higher education institutions in Delaware, Alabama, North Carolina and Arkansas have retained her as a consultant on accreditation, strategic planning, enrollment management and organizational management.

Woolfolk earned a doctorate in urban higher education at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She began her career as a counselor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff after earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Jackson State and a master’s degree in counselor education from Iowa State University.

—Office of Public Affairs

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