The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State College (ASC), recently welcomed Valerie Nixon and Dr. Ashley Shaloo as new board members.
Nixon is an executive vice president emeritus at Alfred State who served the college for more than 30 years before her retirement in 2019. Her roles at ASC included executive vice president, interim college president, vice president for administration and enrollment, vice president for enrollment management, and director of financial aid. Among her honors are the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service and the SUNY Financial Aid Professionals William A. Troy Service Award. Before joining Alfred State, she held positions at Alfred University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and The College at Brockport.
Nixon holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Fredonia and a Master of Professional Studies degree in community services administration from Alfred University. She resides in Canisteo with her husband, Robert.
Shaloo is an assistant professor in Alfred State’s Physical and Life Sciences Department. She serves as the program director for the biological science associate degree program, teaches at least 18 credit hours per semester, and is a co-adviser to the Science Society club.
Shaloo holds a doctorate in molecular and cell biology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Georgian Court University. She resides in Alfred Station.