Casey Crabill, Ed.D. - President
Dr. Casey Crabill is Onondaga Community College’s eighth President, leading Central New York’s second largest undergraduate college with nearly 12,000 students; 800 full and part-time employees; and an annual operating budget of $78 million. Founded in 1962, Onondaga is a two-year college operating under the State University of New York (SUNY) system, and is locally sponsored by Onondaga County.
Onondaga offers nearly 50 associate degree and certificate programs; bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees available on campus through its regional higher education center, and more than 80 transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities throughout the region and country. OCC’s 280-acre main campus is located on scenic Onondaga Hill, approximately four miles from the city of Syracuse. The campus includes 11 main buildings, including the SRC Arena and Events Center, an athletics complex, and four residence halls accommodating nearly 900 residential students. The College also operates OCC @Liverpool, an extension center located in the northern suburbs of Onondaga County.
In 2016, Onondaga Community College updated its mission, vision and core values, and launched its new five-year Strategic Plan, Lazer Focus: 2016-2021. The Strategic Plan is focused on clear academic and career pathways, student-focused services, collaboration with education and business partners, and engaged employees to ensure equitable access and success for students. In 2015, OCC became one of two community colleges in New York State accepted into Achieving the Dream network, a comprehensive national non-governmental community college reform movement on student success. The institution is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, last earning decennial accreditation in 2008.
OCC offers extensive non-credit community education and workforce development programs, including classes for professional and personal development, customized training, and special programs for small business, children and teens. The College strives to provide the full college experience through programs which enrich student life, including Arts Across Campus, a five-star chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa, an intramurals program, and 15 intercollegiate National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) men’s and women’s athletic teams, including the nine-time NJCAA national champion men’s lacrosse team and the two-time NJCAA national champion women’s lacrosse team.
Dr. Crabill serves on numerous community boards including CenterState CEO, the Central New York Community Foundation, and the Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York. She is a member of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges and the American Heart Association Circle of Red.
Prior to joining Onondaga Community College, Dr. Crabill served as president of Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey; as president of the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California; as acting president and dean of Learning and Student Development at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Connecticut; and as division chair for Academic Development and Learning Support at Dundalk Community College in Dundalk, Maryland.
Dr. Crabill received her B.A. in English from Skidmore College and an M.S. in Teaching English as a Second Language and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the State University of New York at Albany.