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Mark ColdrenOffice of the Associate Vice PresidentMark Coldren
AVP for Human Resources

Mark is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is currently the Associate Vice President for Human Resources at Ithaca College with overall responsibilities for all HR functions including employee and labor relations, compensation, employee development, payroll, employee benefits, talent management, diversity & inclusion.

Prior to coming to Ithaca College in June of 2007, Mark was a member of the senior leader HR team at Syracuse University and a member of the faculty in the Whitman School of Business. Before working in higher education, Mark worked in organizations specializing in manufacturing, sales and distribution, and software development. Previous organizations Mark worked with include UTC Carrier Corporation, Goulds Pumps, Inc., and Automatic Data Processing.

Mark is a member of the National Board and Eastern Region Board of the College and Universities Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPA-HR).  Mark started as a history teacher in the public school system. He has a MS from Syracuse University and a BA from Cortland State University. Mark has been married for 26 years and has a twenty three year old daughter and an twenty year old son.