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Congratulations and Farewell to Eileen Burke

College community,

Please join me in congratulating Eileen Burke on 14 years of outstanding service and leadership in Academic Affairs at SUNY Orange, especially the last 3.5 years as the Director of Academic Support and Testing. Eileen has declared her retirement and her last day will be Jan. 30. 

Eileen’s strong commitment to students’ success is evident not only in her leadership of academic support services but also in her collaboration with colleagues throughout the College to improve student learning.  She led the development of several innovative and effective initiatives in academic support. Her contributions to the concepts of learning communities, accelerations and support for developmental course work have been exemplary and she will leave a large void.

Her management of academic standing and review boards for developmental students was essential to improving communications with these students and helping them to develop plans to improve their classroom performance.  She oversaw an operation on two campuses that served thousands of student tutor appointments each semester. Eileen set the standard for tutors and ensured that each session was professional, purposeful and led to improved student learning.

On behalf of the Academic Affairs leadership team, faculty, staff, and especially students, I wish to thank Eileen for her service and leadership, and wish her all the best in her next steps. 

Erika Hackman

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Erika Hackman
Vice President, Academic Affairs