Geary comes to Pitt-Bradford from Elmira (N.Y.) College, where he was the dean of continuing education and graduate studies. Prior to his post at Elmira, he spent seven years at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif., where he served as acting vice president of the school’s Del Norte campus, was acting vice president of its Mendocino Coast campus, and was dean of community and economic development. Geary has also held positions at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, N.Y., the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and the American Red Cross.
Geary directs the division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at Pitt-Bradford, which was formerly known as the Office of Outreach Services. In addition to connecting businesses with consultants and brokering training, the division works with Community Education Councils to bring credit and noncredit courses to St. Marys, Port Allegany, Warren and the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville. Geary also oversees the campus’s conference services and is working to expand the conferences brought to campus.
Geary has received several awards, including the James C. Hall Exemplary Program Award from the Continuing Education Association of New York, the National Council of Continuing Education and Training Exemplary Program Award; and the Economic Development Person of the Year award from the California Community Colleges Association of Community and Continuing Education.