SUNY Adirondack's Prylo named president of statewide board

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December 06, 2021

Assistant dean takes helm of Continuing Education Association, earns award

QUEENSBURY, New York (Dec. 6, 2021) — Caelynn Prylo, SUNY Adirondack’s assistant dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Innovation, was installed as president of the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY) at the organization’s annual conference and 50th anniversary celebration. 

“Serving continuing education professionals in this capacity is an honor,” Prylo said. “Over the past 20 months, we have faced immense challenges together and continue to meet the needs of our diverse and unique communities.” 

Prylo has been a member of the CEANY Board of Directors since 2014, serving on and leading several committees, and acting as chair of the conference in 2018. 

“Caelynn is a collaborative and innovative advocate for lifelong learning and meeting the needs of our region's employers,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of SUNY Adirondack. “I have no doubt she will continue to advance the important work of the organization as president of CEANY.” 

Prylo’s team in SUNY Adirondack’s Continuing Education and Workforce Innovation earned CEANY’s James C. Hall 2021 Exemplary Marking Program Award for its enrollment and communications initiative throughout the 2020-21 academic year. The team surpassed its enrollment goal by creating new student communications, piloting marketing techniques and developing new multimedia content to promote enrollment in Continuing Education courses. 

Prylo is also a board member of Saratoga Warren Washington Regional Workforce Development Board, coaches youth soccer and acts as judge for Odyssey of the Mind. She earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Vermont and a master’s degree from University at Albany.  

She has worked at SUNY Adirondack since 2014, bringing more than 18 years of progressive responsibility in higher education. 

CEANY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting quality programs of public continuing higher education in New York state. The association serves as an advocate for postsecondary adult learners and encourages professional development of its members.