School names Extended Learning dean

Oswego State has selected a new dean of Extended Learning to oversee the program specialized for part-time students and working adults.

Jill Pippin joins Oswego State after working for Jefferson Community College in Watertown. Pippin was a member of the academic leadership team that was tasked with developing community-oriented programs for non-traditional students.

Pippin will lead the Metro Center in Syracuse, which offers students the opportunity to study business, education and mental health counseling along with many other fields. Included in Extended Learning is the Phoenix Center and winter and summer sessions.

According to the Oswego State Office of Public Affairs, Pippin “proposed and administered over $2.15 million in grants and increased revenue and enrollment during her eight-year tenure at the community college.”

Pippin is familiar with Oswego State, as she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies with an emphasis in international communication from the university.

Public Affairs notes that Pippin was recognized by the Watertown Daily Times in 2009 for its 20 Under 40 Award and she received the Continuing Education Association of New York’s Outstanding Continuing Educator Award for 2013.