Robert M. Colley, a 1966 graduate of Hamilton College has been appointed associate dean at University College of Syracuse University. He will oversee the college's marketing, advertising, public relations and publications efforts. Colley will also direct the college's development of distance and online programs. He has worked at University College since 1975, serving previously as director of Independent Study Degree Programs and as director of marketing communications and distance education.
Colley holds a bachelor's degree in English from Hamilton College and a master's degree in philosophy of education from the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in philosophy of education at Syracuse University. He has attended Harvard University's Institute for Management of Lifelong Education and the Advanced Institute for the Management of Distance Education in Breckenridge, Colo. Colley has published several studies and presented papers on distance education and professional ethics and has served on distance education review teams for the state education departments of New York and Kansas. He currently serves on several University committees and professional boards.
Since 1918, Syracuse University has been open to part-time students seeking a quality higher education. University College was established in 1946 to serve these students. Day, evening, weekend courses and alternative formats such as independent study and online courses offer flexibility to adult students of all ages with work and family responsibilities. Students may select from more than 200 academic majors.