Dr. Holly Craider is the Dean of Access and Completion and an adjunct faculty member in the Liberal Arts department at Cuyahoga Community College. With thirteen years of experience as a higher education professional, she has worked in the areas of admissions, financial aid, student success, recruitment, eLearning & Innovation, and curriculum development. At Cuyahoga Community College, she has spent the last seven years serving in the roles of Student Success Specialist, Recruitment Specialist, Interim Manager of Next Generation Learning, Director of the College Information Center, Interim Assistant Dean of eLearning, Assistant Dean of Curriculum, Assessment, and Transfer, and her current position.
Craider has been a regular presenter for professional organizations including the ACE Women’s Network of Ohio, the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience, American College Personnel Association, and the National Career Development Association. Her areas of research include appreciative inquiry in regard to first-generation community college students and the utilization of communication as a means to motivate and uplift students and higher education professionals.
Dr. Craider is a Ralph M. Bessel Teaching Excellence award winner and is a graduate of both the John Rouche and HERS Wellesley leadership institutes. Currently, she is participating in the Greater Cleveland Partnership inaugural leadership program. She has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University. Dr. Craider is the leader of Craider’s Care Crew, a volunteer organization designed to provide positive and memorable messages to those in need and also serves as the Friends & Family Chair of the Hospice of the Western Reserve Walk to Remember event.