Vice President, Government and Community Relations
University Hall 202C
Sheila Seery is an experienced higher education professional who has amassed a track record of success in government affairs and legislative advocacy with a specific focus on the advancement of higher education. Sheila joined the University in 2014, previously working at the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu), a member organization representing over 100 independent higher education institutions across New York State. Since 2002, she served cIcu as Vice President for Research, State and Local Relations, and previously as Director of Research. Prior to that, she served the New York State Senate Finance Committee as senior analyst for higher education; was a financial analyst for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the state’s public governing board; and spent over four years in Washington, D.C. as a legislative assistant to Congressman Amo Houghton (New York-31).
Sheila earned a M.P.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver, a M.A.T. in Teaching from The Sage Colleges, and a B.S. in Economics from St. Bonaventure University.