As chief of staff and vice president for policy and accreditation, Virginia Levine serves on the President's Cabinet and President's Council and implements special projects as assigned by the president.
A native of Worcester, N.Y., she earned a bachelor's degree with honors in Spanish from SUNY Albany. Her master's degree and Ph.D., both in Spanish, are from Pennsylvania State University.
Levine joined the College in 1988 as an assistant professor in the International Communications and Culture Department. She was promoted to associate professor in 1993.
In 1994-95, Levine was administrative assistant to the dean and associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. She was appointed interim associate dean in 1996 and named to the full-time position in 1998. She also served as acting chair of the Mathematics Department in 1998-99.
Between 2001 and 2003, Levine took a leave from the School of Arts and Sciences to serve as SUNY Cortland's National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) coordinator and its associate dean of teacher certification and accreditation.
Before coming to Cortland, Levine was an assistant professor at SUNY Geneseo, where she taught Spanish and French. From 1979 to 1982, she taught Spanish and related subjects as an assistant professor first at Hiram College and then at the University of Miami (Fla.) in Coral Gables. She was a visiting lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1978.