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Strategic planning, data analysis, IT management, operations

Albany, NY
May 21, 2020

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Deirdre Zarrillo

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Skills & Abilities

IT management • facilities management • strategic planning • data analysis • budget management • creative problem solving • implementation management • collaboration • oral and written communication skills • analytics • reporting • writing • research • assessment • metrics • resource management • prioritization • policy development • IT and business strategy alignment • team building • Microsoft Office Suite • SPSS • Informer • Photoshop • Venngage (infographics)

Career History & Accomplishments

Vice President for Administration & Planning, The Sage Colleges, 2009- 2019

Provide leadership and oversight of facilities/facilities planning, information technology, strategic planning, institutional research, college services, conferences/events, and public safety. Responsibilities include:

Oversight of security and safety on all facilities and grounds

Operation and maintenance of the college’s physical plant

Operation and maintenance of the college’s technology infrastructure, administrative systems, and technology support services

Development of the college’s strategic plan and coordination of ongoing assessment of progress toward planning goals

Development and oversight of a master plan for land use, facility planning and implementation of all construction and renovation of facilities

Vice President for Planning & Information Resources, The Sage Colleges, 2004-09

Chief Information Officer & Director of Planning, The Sage Colleges, 2003-04

Provided leadership and oversight of information systems, networking/system administration, user support, instructional technology, institutional research and strategic planning. With staff:

Increased resources available for IT investment through contract renegotiation, savings and reallocation of existing resources

Integrated yearly assessment into the IT strategic planning and allocation processes

Analyzed IT support needs and re-organized staff to better match the college’s current and future directions

Led the development of the college’s first collaborative strategic plan in more than 20 years

Facilitated the development of detailed unit implementation plans and assessment strategies to accompany the institutional strategic plan

Created the first comprehensive environmental scan and continuing updates

Supported expansion of the institutional Trend Report into a comprehensive document

Chief Information Officer, The Sage Colleges, 2000-03

Assistant VP, Information Resources, The Sage Colleges, 1999-00

Provided leadership and oversight of information systems, networking/system administration, user support, instructional technology and institutional research. With staff:

Developed and implemented the college’s first strategic plan for information technology

Established the IT help desk and tracking system

Developed and implemented a system for ongoing renewal of computing resources via a three-year replacement cycle for lab/library computers

Provided oversight for two major information systems upgrades

Collaborated with key departments to resolve date integrity issues and established a comprehensive set of reports to support institutional planning and decision making

Implemented Web Advisor (online registration, billing, advisement tools, grading) as a result of process mapping work

Established an acceptable use policy, procedure for prioritizing allocation/reallocation decisions, a data integrity policy

Earlier Positions

Associate Dean for Extended Learning, The Sage Colleges

Assistant Dean of Sage Evening College, The Sage Colleges

Adjunct Faculty The Sage Colleges, University at Albany – State University of New York (teaching fellow), Skidmore College, The College of St. Rose (Intro to Psychology, Adolescence and Adulthood, Organizational Behavior, Motivation, Personality, Statistics, Experimental Methods, Organizational Behavior

Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, University at Albany


Completed doctoral coursework and qualifying exams in Experimental Psychology (motivation/personality/research methods)

University at Albany – State University of New York, Albany, NY

B.A. cum laude Psychology

Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania

Memberships & Affiliations


Society for College and University Planning

Association for Institutional Research

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