Director of Academic Development
Brian Goodale joined Empire State College in January 2009 and serves in the Office of Academic Affairs as director of academic development. In this role, Goodale's primary areas of responsibility include supporting new academic program initiatives with the assistant vice president for academic programs, coordination of academic program development and transfer agreements with community colleges, oversight of state authorization for provision of distance education in other states, serving as the governance liaison for the Office of Academic Affairs and working on various academic development initiatives, including a grant-supported competency-based education bachelor’s degree in information technology.
Previously, Goodale was the director of community college partnerships and worked on all aspects of partnership development with SUNY’s 35 community colleges, as well as those outside the state. Partnership development focused on fostering articulation agreements, coordinating marketing and outreach activities and supporting academic program initiatives. He is a member of the Community College Baccalaureate Association and the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association.
Prior to joining Empire State College, Goodale served as director of graduate admissions for the School of Public Health and assistant director of international graduate admissions, both at the University at Albany. His professional career started at SUNY Cobleskill as an undergraduate admissions counselor. Goodale also has 16 years of NCAA Division II athletic recruiting experience as the head women’s volleyball coach at the College of Saint Rose.
Goodale earned his master’s and his Ph.D. in higher education administration at the University at Albany. He graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s in marketing and from Cobleskill with an associate in business administration.