Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Stella Deen was appointed Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs beginning August 1.
Deen who is Associate Professor of English at SUNY New Paltz, served as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences during 2013-2014 and Interim Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School during 2010-11. She has taught at the College for 19 years and served as Chair of the English Department for four years. Under her guidance, the department, with 25 full-time faculty and more than 50 part-time faculty, completed a five-year self-study and revised the undergraduate major, as well as a number of graduate level courses.
In 2007, Deen was appointed the Co-Chair of the Campus Facilities Planning Task Force, which worked with an architectural planning consultant to develop a campus facilities master plan. The plan now serves as a guide in overall campus appearance, campus circulation, accessibility, sustainability and the desired future location of building projects. In addition, Deen serves on the Organization Committee and was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service in 2007.
Deen holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia, a Licence en lettres modernes from the University of Paris III and a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) from Hamilton College.