She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Speech from The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University.
President Vancko serves as co-chair of SUNY's Vibrant Community initiative and on the Provost's Open SUNY Advisory Committee. She was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council.
The assistant to the president is Barbara Kaplan. The Office of the President is located in Bush Hall, Room 133; the telephone number is 607-746-4090. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.