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 with an emphasis on community college partnerships. 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, serving as the governance liaison for the Office of Academic Affairs and working with the provost on strategic-planning efforts.
Previously for Empire State College, Goodale was the director of community college partnerships and worked on all aspects of partnership development with the 35 community colleges within New York state, as well as those outside of the state. Partnership development focused on fostering articulation agreements, coordinating marketing and outreach activities and supporting academic-program initiatives. He is currently a member of the Community College Baccalaureate Association and the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association.
Prior to joining Empire State College, Goodale had more than 15 years of enrollment-management experience. Most recently he was the director of graduate admissions for the School of Public Health at the University at Albany. Prior to that, he served as the assistant director of international graduate admissions, also at the University at Albany. His professional career started at the State University of New York at Cobleskill as an undergraduate admissions counselor. Goodale also has 14 years of NCAA Division II athletic recruiting experience as the head women’s volleyball coach at the College of Saint Rose.
Goodale is in the final stages of writing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in higher education administration at the University at Albany, where he also earned his master’s degree. He graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.