SUNY NEW PALTZ WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT
NEW PALTZ -- SUNY New Paltz is pleased to announce that James R. Doran of Augusta, Maine, will soon join the university community as the vice president of advancement. He will arrive at the campus the week of July 24.
"James is a career higher education professional with a wealth of experience in development, alumni relations, legislative affairs, public affairs and institutional planning and research," said President Roger Bowen. "The search committee saw in him the experience, creativity and energy that will spur the university to meet and exceed its goals, and build on the division's recent success in reinvigorating the university's alumni programs as well as strengthening its public and private partnerships."
Since May 1, Anne Moss, a trustee of the SUNY New Paltz Foundation since 1997, has been the interim vice president for the Division of Advancement. President Bowen expressed his appreciation. "Anne has been a superb advisor and leader," he said. She will continue to serve the university as Foundation treasurer after Doran begins his appointment.
Doran is currently executive assistant to the president and director of institutional advancement at the University of Maine at Augusta. Additionally, he is finishing work on a doctoral degree in higher education administration at the University of South Carolina.
"I am certainly excited about the opportunity to work with the talented team at SUNY New Paltz," he said. "It's an excellent university with a bright future. I'm looking forward to helping to bring the campus's goals to fruition."
Prior to beginning service at the University of Maine, Doran was the director of advancement and student ombudsman with the Division of Student and Alumni Affairs at the University of South Carolina. Also at that university, Doran has held the titles of director of special programs, services and projects; and assistant to the vice president for student affairs.
Doran has extensive professional service experience and currently serves as president of the George Rogers Heisman Foundation and co-chair of the campus committee of the University of Maine System Diversity Task Force.
He holds a master of education degree from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of arts degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is married to the former Georgia Holmes of Columbia, South Carolina, and they have a six-year-old son, Jack.
Note to editors: A photograph of James R. Doran can be downloaded from the university web site at http://www.newpaltz.edu/news/images/doran.html. Caption: James R. Doran will be joining the staff of SUNY New Paltz as the vice president of advancement next week. He comes to New Paltz from the University of Maine at Augusta, where he has been serving as the executive assistant to the president and director of institutional advancement. Photo by Cindy Hook, public affairs officer at the University of Maine at Augusta.
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