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Leadership Forum

The Leadership Forum serves as a mechanism for communication and consultation, and to facilitate communication among the administrative units of the College. The Leadership Forum meets twice each semester for reports from the President, Provost and others. The agenda is set a week in advance and usually includes a special report on a specific topic of general interest.

2021 - 2022 Membership

President’s Council

Philip T. Neisser '79, Officer-in-Charge
Bette Bergeron, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Sal Cania, VP, College Advancement
Eric Duchscherer, Interim Dean of Students
William Gibbons, Dean, Crane School of Music
Allen Grant, Dean, School of Education & Professional Studies
Alan Hersker, Assistant Vice President, Graduate & Continuing Education
Shiho Imai, Interim Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Nicholas Laino, Senior Financial Analyst
Melissa Proulx, Assistant VP for Administration and Human Resources
Patrick Quinn, VP for Enrollment Management
Jacqueline Richardson-Melecio, Associate Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
Mindy Thompson, Assistant VP, Communications

Academic Affairs

Laura Carbone, Program Coordinator, Watertown Extension Center
Stephanie Claxton, Registrar
Robin Collen, Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences
Debbie Conrad, Interim Associate Dean, Education and Professional Studies
Jason Dominie, Executive Director, CPS
Christine Doran, Interim Director, Potsdam Pathways
Charles Guy, Acting Associate Dean, Crane School of Music
Lauren Jackson-Beck, Director of Libraries
Jack McGuire, Interim Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Sean Partridge, Director, Student Success Center
Jenica Rogers, Dorf Endowed Director of Applied Learning
April Vasher-Dean, Director, The Art Museum


Jason Ladouceur, Director, Gift Planning
Sherry Paradis, Director, Donor Relations

Business Affairs

Susie Cobb, Purchasing & Payables Coordinator
David Fullerton, Director of Physical Plant
Roy Smith, Senior Associate Facilities Program Coordinator
Beth Todd, Interim Director, Student Accounts

Environmental Health & Safety

Patrick O'Brien, Environmental Health & Safety Officer


Blair Madore, Faculty Senate Chair
Jay Pecora, (Tri) Chair (A&S), Council of Chairs and Program Directors
Sarah Solley, (Tri) Chair (SOEPS), Council of Chairs and Program Directors
Jerod Sommerfeldt, (Tri) Chair (Crane) of Council of Chairs and Program Coordinators

Institutional Effectiveness & Enrollment Management

Judy Singh, Director, Institutional Research and Assessment

Student Affairs

Tim Ashley, Chief of Police
Julie Dold, Director, Residence Life
Patrick Meldrim, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards
Mark Misiak, Athletic Director
Ruth Policella, Director of Campus Life

Student Representative

Kylie Wilkins '24