The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. SUNY New Paltz is one of 64 SUNY campuses and one of the system's 13 University Colleges. University Colleges are leaders in undergraduate instruction and provide bachelor's and master's degrees in liberal arts and sciences and professional disciplines. Student success is the primary focus as evidenced by faculty and staff interactions through honors programs, independent study opportunities, research and study abroad.

SUNY Leadership

Senior Staff

John B. King, Jr., Chancellor

Beth Berlin, Senior Vice Chancellor for Operations & Management and Chief Operating Officer

Valerie Dent, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Deputy for Student Success

Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline

Aaron Gladd, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Advisor for Operations and Management

Valerie Grey, Senior Vice Chancellor & Chief Hospital and Healthcare Operations Officer

Cheryl Hamilton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life, Opportunity Programs & Student Advocate

Donna Linderman, Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Success

Kapil Longani, Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs & General Counsel

Ricardo Nazario-Colón, Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Travis Proulx, Vice Chancellor for Government Affairs & Marketing

Ian Rosenblum, Senior Vice Chancellor for Policy Implementation & Chief of Staff

F. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Economic Development and Interim Provost

Board of Trustees

Merryl H. Tisch, Chair - New York City

Cesar Perales, Vice Chair - Brooklyn

Joseph Belluck - New York City

Courtney Eagles Burke - Albany

Eric Corngold - Brooklyn

Marcos Crespo - Bronx

Robert Duffy - Rochester

James Haddon - New York City

Keith Landa - President, University Faculty Senate - Purchase

Eunice A. Lewin - Buffalo

Stanley S. Litow - New York City

Alexander Ruiz - President, SUNY Student Assembly - Geneseo

Edward Spiro - New York City

Cary Staller - Old Field

Camille Joseph Varlack - Brooklyn

Christy Woods, President, Faculty Council of Community Colleges - Rochester

New Paltz Leadership

College Council

SUNY College Councils are established, described and governed by the provisions of Article 8, Section 356 of the New York State Education Law. Each state-operated campus has such a Council. Each Council consists of 10 members, nine appointed by the Governor, and one elected by and from the students on the campus. The Governor designates one member as Chair. Council members appointed by the Governor serve for a term of seven years. Councils also shall invite a representative of the faculty and a representative of the alumni to attend regular meetings of the Council. Consistent with the statutory responsibilities of such bodies, they shall develop and foster strong relationships between their institutions and local communities and promote campus and University interests.

Eli Basch, Interim Chairperson - Kingston

Neil Bettez - New Paltz

Xaviana Blunt, Student Association President

Ronald Law ’74 - Bronx

Julie L. Noble - Kingston

Renee Padmore-Bacchus '91, Alumni Representative

Reynolds J. Scott-Childress - Faculty Representative

Abe Uchitelle '10 - Kingston

Eleanor Venables - New Paltz

Retired Members

Kenneth J. Abt, Previous Chairperson - Middletown

Bythema B. Bagley ’83 - New Paltz

Administrative Officers

Darrell P. Wheeler, President

William T. McClure, Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs

Stephanie Blaisdell, Vice President, Student Affairs

Stella Turk, Interim Vice President, Enrollment Management

Michele Halstead, Vice President, Administration & Finance

Erica Marks, Vice President, Development & Alumni Relations; Executive Director, SUNY New Paltz Foundation

Tanhena Pacheco Dunn, Esq., Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Shelly Wright, Chief of Staff and Vice President, Communication

Academic Leaders

Kristin Backhaus, Dean, School of Business

Laura Barrett, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Susan M. Frey, Dean, Sojourner Truth Library

Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney, Associate Provost, Strategic Planning & Assessment

Aaron Isabelle, Interim Dean, School of Education

Shala Mills, Associate Provost, Academic Planning & Learning Innovation

Thomas Nolen, Interim Dean, School of Science & Engineering

Jennifer Mokren, Dean, School of Fine & Performing Arts