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The Graduate School at SUNY New Paltz, is nestled in the heart of a vibrant, historic village midway between the capital city of Albany and New York City. Our unsurpassed location offers not only outstanding quality of life but world-class connections.

For the past 65 years, The Graduate School at SUNY New Paltz has been providing graduate education, encouraging intellectual engagement and preparing students for professional opportunities.

The Graduate School offers more than 50 exceptional programs in business, education, computer science, engineering, fine arts, music therapy, and the liberal arts for students who have the equivalent of a 4-year baccalaureate degree.


Our Mission: The Graduate School at SUNY New Paltz aims to meet the educational needs of graduate, pre-professional, professional and career-changing students seeking timely, innovative, and intellectually stimulating study while providing the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary in their chosen disciplines. Whether in the classroom, in the field, or online, our graduate, certificate and non-credit programs prepare students to be knowledgeable and skilled, ethical, and culturally sensitive individuals prepared to contribute meaningfully to their profession and their communities.

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Phone: (845) 257-3947
Fax: (845) 257-3284

Aaron Hines '00 '04g
Director of MBA Program

Aaron Hines graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor of Science in management in 2000 and a Master of Business Administration in 2004. In addition to serving as the director of the MBA program since 2007, he also serves as an adjunct faculty member. Hines services as an advisor for the Educational Opportunity Program at New Paltz from 2005 to 2007, as well as a complex director and area coordinator for the Department of Residence Life from 2001 to 2005. Prior to joining the staff at New Paltz, Hines worked as a home appraisal consultant with Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Davina Vora
Associate Professor, School of Business

Davina Vora joined the New Paltz faculty in 2007. She earned her Ph.D. in international business from the University of South Carolina in 2003 and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and German from Wellesley College in 1995. Prior to joining the faculty at New Paltz, she served as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Dallas from 2002 to 2007. She also worked as a research analyst for Coopers & Lybrand Consulting (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) from 1995 to 1997. Her areas of expertise include cross-cultural management, biculturalism, diversity, organizational attachment, and headquarters-subsidiary relationships.