Kim Scalzo is the Director of the Center for Professional Development (CPD) for the State University of New York (SUNY). The SUNY CPD provides professional development and training for faculty and staff throughout the 64 campus of the SUNY system and Kim is responsible for overall leadership of the Center, new program development, managing relationships with the campuses, and working with other university-wide programs to ensure alliance with the SUNY Strategic Plan.
Prior to joining SUNY, Kim spent 18 years in a variety of administrative and leadership roles at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute involving distance learning, summer, continuing education, and academic outreach programs. Prior to working at Rensselaer, she worked for the New York State Science and Technology Foundation (now NYSTAR) providing oversight for research contracts with universities and scholarship programs for high school students. Kim has also served as a reviewer for the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education for several Institutional Capability Reviews for distance learning programs. Over the past four years she has participated in an EU-US project to develop international quality standards for continuing education centers. She is also a co-creator of the Bray-Scalzo Partnership Model for creating and sustaining successful partnerships.
Kim is currently the Chair-Elect for the Continuing Professional Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She is also a member of the International Association of Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) Council and serves as the Vice President for Products and Services on the IACEE Executive Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) Advisory Board and the SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association Board of Directors.