Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management
Office: UAB 121
Phone: (518) 442-3980
Michael DeRensis was appointed as Director of Graduate Admissions and Assistant Dean of Graduate Education in June 2004. After serving as Director through 2014, Mr. DeRensis transitioned into his current role as Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management and now serves as responsible officer for planning and coordination of graduate recruitment systems and initiatives as directed by the Dean of Graduate Education. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Associate Director for Business Analysis in University Applications Development and was the functional project team leader of the University’s Student Administration System implementation of PeopleSoft. That experience provided Mr. DeRensis with an opportunity to oversee the migration of all student admissions, student records, student financials and financial aid systems to web based vendor software applications. In that capacity, he was a key contributor to the development of the MyUAlbany service portal.
Mr. DeRensis has also previously served as Director of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and has held prior service posts in the Offices of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions and the University Registrar. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s Degree and CAS in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany.