Sage Names Dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Education

April 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Albany, NY – Sage is pleased to announce the appointment of Albert Orbinati as dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Education at Sage College of Albany.

Orbinati previously served as the director of online and non-traditional programs at Utica College, where he was instrumental in developing online programs in cyber security, heath care fraud, Homeland security and second baccalaureate degrees in nursing. He taught capstone courses in the cyber security program and critical thinking methodologies and skills.

While at Utica College, Orbinati worked to create a veteran friendly campus, developing a program which provides services and support for veterans making the transition from soldier to student. Himself a captain in the New York Air National Guard, Orbinati serves as a flight commander and has developed training materials and provided classroom instruction to unit members.

Orbinati has a master's degree in adult education from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s in environmental science from SUNY Binghamton. He is currently working on a doctorate in adult and post-secondary education at Capella University. He will join Sage on August 15.

About the School of Professional and Continuing Education

The School of Professional and Continuing Education, formerly known as “Sage After Work,” is geared toward working adults pursuing bachelor’s degrees. In 2012 the name was changed and the mission refined to more accurately reflect Sage’s commitment to expanding opportunities for returning adult students who want to advance in their current career, pursue professional development, or change careers entirely. Sage strives to be responsive to adult students' need for flexibility and choice and plans to expand course offering in online, hybrid and "weekend college" formats.