Two New VPs Join SUNY Cobleskill Team at Start of Second Century

Cobleskill, NY – SUNY Cobleskill has hired two valuable new senior professionals in Anne Hopkins Gross, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Wendy Gilman, Vice President for Business and Finance. Both bring a wealth of experience and expertise to SUNY Cobleskill as the College begins its second century.

Ms. Gross most recently served as Dean of Students at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont. At Southern Vermont, her responsibilities encompassed Residential Life, Student Activities, Campus Safety, Athletics, Counseling and Health Services, Civic Engagement, Diversity Initiatives, Student Conduct, and Student Government, as well as co-supervising Dining services with the college’s CFO.

She previously served at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, in three consecutive positions, culminating as Senior Associate Dean of Student Life. She holds an M.S. in College Student Personnel Services from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and a B.S. in Management from The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, New Jersey. She is currently a candidate for an Ed.D at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire.

Prior to joining SUNY Cobleskill, Ms. Gilman worked for a decade at SUNY System Administration in various roles, most recently as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget, Planning, and Analysis. She was responsible for, among other things, research and policy development regarding tuition and fees, resource allocation, performance-based funding, and system-level budget planning and implementation. SUNY System Administration coordinates all 64 SUNY campuses, with more than 465,000 students, 88,000 employees, 33,000 faculty members, and an annual budget of $12 billion.

Ms. Gilman holds a B.S. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and she conducted doctoral work in Educational Administration and Policy Studies at SUNY Albany.

“We are very excited that Anne and Wendy are joining the SUNY Cobleskill team. Their experience and leadership in their respective realms will be a tremendous benefit to our students and our College,” said SUNY Cobleskill President Dr. Marion A. Terenzio.