SUNY Foundation Board Appoints Six New Members
NEW PALTZ -- The SUNY New Paltz Foundation recently appointed six new members to its Board of Trustees. The action was taken at a meeting held in the Terrace Conference Center at the State University of New York at New Paltz on June 3. The new trustees bring the total number of members to thirty-one.
"Our Foundation trustees provide a critical interface between the campus and community," stated Richard Podgorski, vice president for advancement." As the university becomes increasingly popular with prospective students, and as it plays an even more essential role in the economic revitalization of the region, it will be essential for volunteer leaders to help establish the relationships and secure the resources that will be needed to accomplish strategic goals. We are very grateful that these talented and distinguished citizens have allied themselves with the campus. They are exceptionally well-qualified to lead the Foundation into the next millennium."
The appointments include Rosanne Cahn, an economist for Credit Suisse First Boston and a resident of New Paltz and Manhattan; David A. Dorsky, owner of the Dorsky Gallery, president of the Dorsky Foundation of New York and a resident of Manhattan; and Everton Henriques, a process engineering manager at Plasmaco, Inc. and a resident of Highland. Henriques is a 1978 graduate of SUNY New Paltz.
Also appointed were Clifford Miller, Kingston, president and CEO of Ulster Savings Bank; Marjorie Shelley, Manhattan, curator and head of the Paper Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Taylor Thompson, Kingston, retired president of FTS Systems, Inc. of Stone Ridge and consultant at Sperry Mitchell & Co.
The Foundation, created in 1976, is charged with the responsibility of attracting and administering private support for programs and individual projects which are not funded through the state budget. The funds are used to enrich the quality of educational, cultural and service programs of the campus and to improve the quality of student life at SUNY New Paltz.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.