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Potsdam Prepared: Spring 2022 Updates

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 Cabinet

Bette Bergeron, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Sal Cania, VP, College Advancement
Eric Duchscherer, Interim Dean of Students
Claudia Ford, Interim Chief Diversity Officer
John L. Graham, Officer in Charge
Nazely Kurkjian, Chief of Staff
Josee Larochelle, Regional Chief Financial Officer
Melissa Proulx, Assistant VP for Administration and Human Resources
Patrick Quinn, VP for Enrollment Management
Mindy Thompson, Assistant VP, Communications

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
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

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, Athletic Director
Ruth Policella, Director of Campus Life

Student Government Association

Nick Hausman '23, SGA President