A proven and creative professional, Marcia R. Craner has more than 30 years of experience in public higher education in the field of institutional advancement; she has been with Binghamton University for 27 years.
As the current vice president for External Affairs, she leads one of Binghamton University’s five divisions and is a senior officer of the University. Craner came to Binghamton in 1983 as director of Alumni and Parent Relations, and was then promoted to executive director of the Binghamton University Foundation, associate vice president for Alumni and Development and senior associate vice president for Alumni and Development. After a national search, Craner was selected as vice president for External Affairs in July 2006.
Craner earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and communications from Geneseo College in 1978. She then received a master’s degree in social sciences in 1994 from Binghamton University, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Award for her thesis on Women as Philanthropists: A Coming of Age. Additionally, she is a 2004 graduate of Harvard University’s Executive Leadership Program, Kennedy School of Government, and a certified fundraising executive as named by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
In 1999, Craner received the prestigious State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service as well as the Binghamton University Award for Excellence.
Last Updated: 10/31/11