University Appoints New Residence Life Director
NEW PALTZ -- Corinna Anne Caracci, formerly associate director of residence life at SUNY New Paltz, has been appointed director of residence life following a national search. She accepted the position August 3. "I'm very excited," she said. "I think we have wonderful students on our campus and the opportunity to help them learn and grow in a living and learning environment has been my dream." Caracci, a Brooklyn native, joined the university staff in February 1999. She has been acting director of the Office of Residence Life since her successor, Jeffrey Hurrin, left in April after 14 years of service to New Paltz students. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational administration and policy studies, a program offered at SUNY New Paltz in collaboration with the University at Albany. Prior to joining the staff at New Paltz, Caracci was assistant dean of students at SUNY Oneonta. She was awarded, through a statewide competition, the Outstanding New Professional Award for her work at Oneonta. Caracci earned a bachelor's degree in business economics from SUNY Oneonta in 1991 as well as a master's degree in education from that university in 1993.
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.