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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.

2020 - 2021 Membership

President’s Council

Bette Bergeron, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Sal Cania, VP, College Advancement
Eric Duchscherer, Interim Dean of Students
Kristin Esterberg, President
Nicole Feml, Chief of Staff
Claudia Ford, Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Gretchen Galbraith, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Allen Grant, Dean, School of Education & Professional Studies
David Heuser, Interim Dean, Crane School of Music
Keith Kaplan, Interim Vice President, Business Affairs
Melissa Proulx, Assistant VP for Administration and Human Resources
Mindy Thompson, Assistant VP, Communications
Patrick Quinn, VP for Enrollment Management

Academic Affairs

Sabel Bong, Director, EOP
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
Alan Hersker, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Continuing Education
Lauren Jackson-Beck, Director of Libraries
Jack McGuire, Interim Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Sean Partridge, Director, Student Success Center
Tommiann Russell, Director, Financial Aid
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

Carl Betz, Assistant Director of Facilities Planning
Susie Cobb, Purchasing & Payables Coordinator
David Fullerton, Director of Physical Plant
Megan Hazen, Assistant University Financial Analyst
Roy Smith, Senior Associate Facilities Program Coordinator
Beth Todd, Interim Director, Student Accounts

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Clifton Harcum, Program Coordinator

Environmental Health & Safety

Patrick O'Brien, Environmental Health & Safety Officer


Chad Graham, (Tri) Chair (E&PS), Council of Chairs and Program Coordinators
Blair Madore, Faculty Senate Chair
Jerod Sommerfeldt, (Tri) Chair (Crane) of Council of Chairs and Program Coordinators
Arlene Stillwell, Secretary for Chair’s Council
Heather Sullivan-Catlin, (Tri) Chair (A&S), 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, Interim Athletic Director
Ruth Policella, Director of Campus Life

Student Government Association

Nick Hausman, SGA President