SUNY Potsdam Announces Search for the College’s 18th President
The State University of New York at Potsdam has launched its national search for the College’s 18th president. SUNY Potsdam’s Presidential Search Committee has now been appointed, and the search firm RPA Inc. has been retained to recruit the institution’s next leader.
SUNY Potsdam College Council Chair June F. O’Neill (Hon. ’99) will chair the Presidential Search Committee.
“I am pleased to announce the membership of the Presidential Search Committee and to report that we held our first meeting yesterday, where Chancellor Stanley charged the group with our task to find SUNY Potsdam’s next leader,” O’Neill said. “The search committee makeup is consistent with the SUNY Presidential Search Guidelines and representative of the wide range of excellent work that takes place at SUNY Potsdam each day.”
The Presidential Search Committee members are:
College Council representatives
- June O’Neill (Hon. ’99), Chair
- Molly Clough ’92
- Richard Daddario
- Alex Hammond
Elected faculty representatives
- Erin Brooks, Associate Professor, Crane School of Music
- Walt Conley, Professor, Biology
- Christine Doran, Associate Professor, English & Communication, Interdisciplinary Studies/Director
- Tanya Hewitt ’09, Chair/Instructor, Public Health & Human Performance
- Blair Madore, Associate Professor, Mathematics
- John Youngblood, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Academic dean representative
Allen Grant, Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies
Peter Galloway ’83, President-Elect, Alumni Association Board of Trustees
Professional/Support Staff representative
Lynn Durant, Administrative Assistant 2, Campus Life
College Foundation representative
Justin Sipher ’92 & ’99, Program Leader, MOR Associates
Abby Rodriguez ’24, Crane School of Music
Chancellor’s senior staff representative
Tanisha McKnight, Assistant Deputy General Counsel, SUNY System Administration
Chancellor’s liaison (Non-Voting)
Zulaika Rodriguez, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Presidential Searches, Evaluations, and Onboarding
College liaison (Non-Voting)
Nazely Kurkjian, Chief of Staff
To submit a nomination or an application for this position, email SUNYPotsdamPresident@rpainc.org.
To learn more about the search, visit https://www.potsdam.edu/about/leadership/office-president/presidential-search.
About SUNY Potsdam:
Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu.
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