Dr. Marion A. Terenzio
Dr. Marion Terenzio became the 12th president of the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill on July 1, 2015. Prior to this appointment, she was vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Bloomfield College in New Jersey and professor at The Sage Colleges in New York where she also served as vice president for campus life.
Dr. Terenzio received an A.B. in music from Vassar College, a M.A. in music therapy from Texas Women’s University, a M.A. in Community Psychology from The Sage Colleges and a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from Michigan State University.
Dr. Terenzio has numerous awards for her work emphasizing the critical role of higher education as a partner and economic driver in communities. As president of the Bloomfield Center Alliance, Terenzio led the successful downtown revitalization plan, enhancing the town-gown relationship. She was instrumental in establishing an arts-based urban sustainability program for impoverished children in Newark and co-founded an alternative high school on campus. Under her leadership, Bloomfield College became a nationally recognized minority serving institution, where she and faculty reimagined the preparation necessary to succeed in college coursework, including ending separate remedial programs and emphasizing academic coaching and imbedded tutoring.
Dr. Terenzio has served on national, regional and state association boards, councils and task forces, and presented and published on the effective role of the arts in community well-being and economic revitalization.