On Thursday, April 26 at 3 p.m., President Donald Christian will be interviewed by WAMC’s President and CEO Alan Chartock. The live to tape radio show A Conversation with… is free and open to the public and will take place in Parker Theatre.
During the one hour program, Chartock will interview Christian about his first year as President of the university, as well as his long career in education. The interview will be followed by a meet and greet reception in the Student Union Multi-Purpose Room lobby. Student Ambassadors will be available to provide a tour of campus to community members at 4:30 p.m. Tour will include the Dorsky Museum, academic corridor, upcoming and current construction projects and a residence hall room.
“The State University of New York at New Paltz has provided the perfect opportunity to bring one of our most loved programs to the Hudson Valley,” says WAMC’s Alan Chartock. “Combining that with a live audience for the show, it’s a win for everyone.”
The event will take place at the Parker Theater on the New Paltz campus. “I am grateful for the opportunity to speak about my leadership vision for SUNY New Paltz with Alan Chartock for WAMC on the occasion of my inauguration,” President Donald Christian said. “By making the interview a public event open to the campus and local community, we hope to reinforce the role of SUNY New Paltz in serving the region as a cultural and intellectual hub. Doing this interview with Alan Chartock, a retired New Paltz faculty member and the publisher of our prized Legislative Gazette, is icing on the cake.”
President Christian will join a long list of notable guests on A Conversation with…, which include Folk singer Pete Seeger, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Oscar winning actor F. Murray Abraham, Chief Administrative Law Judge at the FCC Richard Sippel, and RealAge Dr. Mike Riozen.
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. The station is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states. Stations and translators are in twenty-four locations throughout the region.