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Monroe Community College, State University of New York

Aug 26 2014

Monroe Community College, State University of New York was interested in building
their capacity for successful grant-writing. In June 2014, the college held its first SUNY
Community College Grants Symposium in Rochester, NY. Advancement professionals
from Community Colleges across the state came together to build skills in effective
grant writing as well as learn more about each other’s programs for future collaborative
projects.

Cynthia O’Connor, along with our new Associate, Vicki Quigley gave a presentation
on “How to Engage and Work with an External Evaluator”. Cynthia illustrated how an
independent evaluator provides an impartial assessment and can supplement the over
burdened staff of a development office. Vicki drew on her experience as a community
college dean to compare and contrast grant evaluation with the myriad of data collection
activities SUNY routinely requires.