Alumni Board grants Galen Pletcher Honorary Lifetime Membership


Honorary Life - Pletcher
SUNY Potsdam School of Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Galen Pletcher (center) is congratulated by Alumni Association President George Arnold (r), Class of 1992, and SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John F. Schwaller.

The SUNY Potsdam Alumni Board of Trustees recently awarded School of Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Galen Pletcher of Canton Honorary Lifetime Membership during the College’s Annual Reunion Weekend.
Honorary Lifetime Membership recognizes the exceptional contributions of non-alumni to the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association and the College. The Alumni Association acknowledged Dr. Pletcher for his generosity and deep personal commitment to both SUNY Potsdam students and alumni.

Since his arrival on campus 15 years ago, Dr. Pletcher has been a proactive participant in alumni outreach, engagement and fundraising and is one of the most committed members of the Potsdam community.            

One of Dr. Pletcher’s goals is to enhance the learning experiences of students, while also strengthening alumni relationships with Potsdam.  He is an active supporter of any opportunity to connect alumni and current students.

“Both on the road at chapter alumni events and on campus hosting distinguished alumni, Galen is one of the Alumni Association’s most loyal supporters.  Even away from his professional obligations, he can be counted upon to strengthen Potsdam relationships.  Whether it is Colorado when visiting his daughter or California visiting friends, Galen offers to take time out from his day to meet and connect with alumni and emeriti. He is truly the gold standard,” read the citation presented to Dr. Pletcher.