Alfred State College recently hosted Dr. Olivia Golden, NYS director of operations, who joined local college officials and government representatives in a discussion on workforce and economic development in Allegany County.
Pictured here, l-r, Dr. Ronald R. Rosati, ASC provost and officer in charge, welcomes Susan Goetschius, Alfred University director of communications; Golden, John Margeson, Allegany County administrator; Dr. William Hall, Allegany County legislator; John Foels, development director for Allegany County; and Tom Carpenter, Gov. Spitzer's regional representative to Western New York.
Golden was a senior fellow and center director at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. Her career has combined senior positions in government, the advocacy world, and academia. From 2001-04, she served as director of the Child and Family Services Agency of the District of Columbia. From 1993-01, she was appointed by President Clinton to positions within the US Department of Health and Human Services, first as commissioner for Children, Youth, and Families and then as assistant secretary for Children and Families. She has also served as director of Programs and Policy at the Children's Defense Fund from 1991-93, lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 1987-91, and budget director for the Executive Office of Human Services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1983-85. Golden received her BA, master's degree in public policy and PhD in public policy from Harvard University.