Benjamin Costello

Executive Director, Constituent Engagement Strategy


IC Community

One of the things I like most about working at Ithaca College is that it's truly a community, and as a result, I have had some wonderful opportunities to be involved in things that are outside of my direct line of responsibility.

Committee work

  • Founder of the IC Chosen Name and Gender Working Group
  • Staff Representative on the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC)
  • Middle States Reaccreditation Steering Committee
  • Institutional Analytics Implementation Steering Committee (Heliocampus)
  • Data Governance Steering Committee
  • Data Governance Advisory Council
  • Technology Projects Roadmap Group
  • CRM Initiative Steering Committee
  • Recruitment Marketing Task Force
  • Rebranding Working Group  (MindPower)
  • College Marketing Advisory Committee (CMAC)
  • Web Strategy Group
  • Chair of Campus Wide Information Systems (CWIS) Working Group

Guest Lecturer

  • "Designing for Media" - 2006 - Park School of Communications
  • “Presentation Media and Visual Design” - Discussing Web Design - Class - 2010 - Park School of Communications

Name and Gender

In the last few years, I have found myself immersed in the College's efforts to respect and recognize our community member's chosen name and gender. This has included helping to craft a vision statement and to explore and work to address the plethora of issues and implications that it has on College systems and data. It has been a real privilege to work with a dedicated group from across campus on this important topic.