Holly Barker-Flynn

Holly Barker-Flynn is the Director of Orientation and Transition Programs at the University at Albany.  She is responsible for the vision and strategic planning designed to enhance first year student success and satisfaction. Specifically, she oversees New Student Orientation and opening weekend programming, serves as the Student Success liaison with Academic Affairs and the faculty who facilitate the living and learning communities, in addition to serving as a link for all parents to the University.  In 2011, Holly received both the University at Albany and the SUNY Chancellor’s Excellence Award which denotes exceptional contributions to the life of the campus.


Holly has presented both regionally and nationally on a variety of topics including programming and building campus traditions, working with specific populations including parents and members of the LGBTQ community, utilizing and sharing assessment data, and customer service training applying the Fish! Philosophy.  In 2010, she co-presented at the inaugural Association of Higher Education Parent/ Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP) conference detailing how the University at Albany closes the assessment loop with its stakeholders.


Holly received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Elmira College and her Master’s degree in School Counseling from SUNY Oneonta.