Excelsior College Announces Dean of Undergraduate School

Albany, N.Y. –

Catherine Seaver

Excelsior College has appointed Catherine Seaver as dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies. Seaver joined the College in 2019 as associate dean of business, science, and technology and has been serving as interim dean since mid-April 2020.

Seaver has extensive experience in higher education. Prior to Excelsior College, she was vice president of academic and student affairs at Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts. For 14 years, Seaver worked at Manchester Community College as director of the business, engineering, and technology division; interim associate dean of student affairs; and department chair of engineering and technology.

Seaver began teaching online as an engineering faculty member in 2002 and while in administrative roles, she taught as an adjunct professor. Prior to moving to higher education, she worked as an engineer and project manager in several industries for more than 20 years.

Seaver received her PhD in leadership with specialization in education from University of the Cumberlands. She also has an MS in educational technology from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MS in computer and information systems from University of Phoenix.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead Excelsior’s School of Undergraduate Studies,” said Seaver. “I believe that Excelsior College is uniquely positioned to provide education to students who might not otherwise be able to complete their degree. The faculty and staff at Excelsior are dedicated to the success of the students, and as the interim dean, I enjoyed working with people across the College. I am looking forward to creating new programs and exploring initiatives that will help Excelsior grow and provide even more opportunities for our students.”



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About Excelsior College

Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is an accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The College contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.